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THE LIBRARY OF THE 
UNIVERSITY OF 
NORTH CAROLINA 
AT CHAPEL HILL 



THE COLLECTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINIANA 



C971.74 
P68q 
Vol. 4-5 
1997-1998 




FOR USE ONLY IN 
THE NORTH CAROLINA COLLECTION 



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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
Quarterly 




Volume IV, No. 1 
February 1997 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

of the Pitt County Family Researchers 



Editor 
Roger Kammerer 

Production 
Elizabeth Ross 



Officers 1997 



President 

2708 Jackson Drive, Greenville, NC 27858 
(919-752-3665) 

Vice-President 

Route 3, Box 216-B, Greenville, NC 27858 
(919-758-2979) 



L. Allen Churchill 



William B. Kittrell 



Secretary-Treasurer Clarice W. Mills 

2582 Mobleys Bridge Road., Grimesland, NC 27837-9713 
(919-756-3782) 

Executive Board Annette MacRae 

Post Office Box 940, Bethel, NC 27812 
(919-825-5956) 

Executive Board Robert Kirk 

3190 Mobleys Bridge Road, Grimesland, NC 27837-9801 
(919-752-5186) 



Pitt County Family Researchers was established in November 1994 as a non-profit organization. Our purpose is 
to establish a network to aid persons researching family origins in Pitt County. 

Our quarterly subscription fee is $20.00; subscriptions run concurrently from January 1 to December 31. Back 
issues (Winter 1994-present) may be purchased at $5.00 per number, or $20.00 per volume. Queries are free to 
subscribers (four/year, pending space). 

Members and readers are invited to submit primary resource material concerning Pitt County, NC, and its 
adjacent counties, preferably in the form of photocopies of the original document(s). A clean, typed, transcript 
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reserve the right to select articles, based on content and publication space. 

The Pitt County Family Researchers home page on the World Wide Web is now being maintained at http:// 
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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
uarterly 

Volume IV, No. 1 February 1997 



PITT COUNTY FORMATION MAP 1 

PITT COUNTY CHURCH HISTORY 2 

ORDER FOR PARTITION: WM. TURNER 6 

CEMETERY RECORDS KITE-BOYD-IPOCK 7 

McROY CEMETERY 8 

BIBLE AND FAMILY RECORDS CARAWAY-HARDISON BIBLES 9 

JAMES JOHNSTON BIBLE 10 

C.M.A. GRIFFIN BIBLE 11 

GRIMES FAMILY BIBLE 12 

HEMBY BIBLE 14 

WILL OF DEMSIE GRIMES, 1786 16 

CORRECTION 16 

WILL OF WILLIAM GRIMES, 1797 17 

WILL OF CHRIS'R. CRANDELL, SEN'R., 1826 18 

FREEMAN HEMBY'S LIFE RECALLED 19 

PITT COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS 20 

ASSAULT ON GEORGE TURNAGE 21 

QUERIES 22 

INDEX 24 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 28 

FILLERS OLDEST MAN IN THE COUNTY 6 

BETHEL ITEM(S) 8 

DRAWING: NOAH FORBES HOUSE 15 

DEATHS (NOAH FORBES, SR.) 17 

PAINFUL ACCIDENT 20 



THE PITT COUNTY FAMILY RESEARCHERS 
P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 

The contents of this quarterly may be quoted without permission, providing 
proper credit for the research will be given to the PCRF and its contributors. 



Pitt County Formation Map 



N 





\ \ Annexed to MARTIN Co., 1 805 



Annexed to EDGECOMBE Co., 1801 , ' 



Annexed to BEAUFORT Co., 1785 
(Returned to its parent county) 




Annexed from DOBBS Co., 1764 



Annexed from CRAVEN Co., 1787 



Scale approximate. 




Maps drawn by Elizabeth Ross, 1989 
References: G. P. Stout, D. L. Corbitt 
Reprinted 1997 by permission. 



The Changing Shape of 
Pitt County, North Carolina: 
1761-1895 

Parent Counties: 

Bath County, 1696 
Pamptecough, 1705 
Beaufort, 1712 

Pitt County, formed Jan. 1, 1761 

Dobbs line established 1764 

Original Edgecombe & Martin lines established 1784 
Eastern portions returned to Beaufort, 1785 
Southern portion annexed from Craven, 1 787 
Northern portion annexed to Edgecombe, 1801 
Northern portion annexed to Martin, 1805 
Craven line redrawn, 1818 
Edgecombe & Martin lines redrawn, 1894 
Greene (old Dobbs) line drawn, 1895 



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Pitt County Church History 



The following article was written by the late Jesse Lillington Jackson (1874-1969), local historian, 
and published by the Greenville Daily Reflector on August 25, 1950; it is presented here verbatim. 

We frequently see a statement — "Churches Make News." This is true in more ways than one. 
They influence not only the religious life but the educational and social, and in many instances, the 
political life of a community. 

Churches not only make news, they make history as well, as will be seen from a study of a few 
of the early churches of Pitt County and the public-spirited and religious-minded men and women 
who constituted them. 

As we look into the early days of these churches and the obstacles and difficulties, religious, 
social, political and territorial our appreciation for their character increase as we learn more of 
them. 

It was not long after the first settlers came into what is now Pitt County until houses of 
worship began to be built. Some of the first of these built largely through the efforts of one man, 
aided by his neighbors. In many instances the Meeting House bore the name of the man who took 
the leading part in its construction. Note the following names: WHITFIELD'S Meeting House, on 
Little Contentnea Creek, 1796; ROUNTREE's Meeting House, 1822; FORBES Meeting House, 1805 
(where) [?]); TYSON's Church (was there as early as 1833); GALLOWAY'S Church (1828); 
HANCOCK'S Church, first called Hancock's Meeting House, 1798; FELLOWS Chapel built before 
1819. These are a few that took the names of individuals. The topography of the section gave names 
to many other: Gum Swamp was organized before 1732. This was one of 16 Baptist churches in N. 
C. at that time; Red Banks, 1758; Briery Swamp, 1827 (formerly called Grindle Creek); Great Swamp, 
1795; Cross Roads, 1871; Oak Grove, 1834; and Flat Swamp are a few of these. 

Some of the first members of these churches were: 

Briery Swamp — Members who constituted this church were dismissed from Tranters Creek 
for the purpose of forming a new church. They were: William COOPER, William CLARK (both 
licensed ministers), Robert F. LANIER, Benjamin E. EBORN, Beazer BARROW, Lucilla EBORN, 
Penelope LLOYD, Louisa P. CLARK, Eleanor BARROW (these were white) and Tom BOSTON, 
Clarissa EASTON and Hannah .... (colored). 

Oak Grove (Disciple)— organized Oct. 25, 1934 [1834?]. First officers: Jeremiah LEGGETT, 
pastor; Henry ROBERSON, clerk; George BRITTON and Nathanael KEEL, deacons. 

Hancock's (Baptist) — Organized July 23, 1808, at Hancock's M. H. of the following members 
who had been dismissed from Red Banks for that purpose: Jonathan FELLOWS, James RINGGOLD, 
Charles HADDOCK, Keziah MILLS, Pegge STOCKS, Sarah HELLEN, Elizabeth FELLOWS and Sarah 
TUCKER. After the organization on the same day the following were received: James POWELL, 
Kiddy POWELL, Jemima PETTIT, and Grace, "a black woman." 

ROUNTREE's M. H— March 3, 1827 the following were dismissed from HANCOCK'S Church 
for the purpose of forming a church at ROUNTREE's: James RINGGOLD, John RINGGOLD, Allen 
BLOUNT, Charles ROUNTREE, John VINCENT, Susannah ROUNTREE, Delitha HARRISON, 
Susannah STOCKS, Kitty POWELL, Elizabeth PARKER, Nancy ROGERS, Fereby PARKER, Rachel 
READE, and Polly ATKINSON. The church was formed in April 1827. 

(From the above two paragraphs you will see that Rountree's Church is a grandchild of Red 
Banks.) 

GALLOWAY Church— Organized October 15, 1828 with the following members: Caleb 
SMITH, Lanier GRIFFIN, Noah BUCK, William GALLOWAY, John HADDOCK, Henry SMITH, Jr., 
Elijah HARRISON, Martin NELSON, Sarah MILLS, Elizabeth MILLS, Nancy BROOKS, Elizabeth 
HADDOCK, Mary GLADSON, Nancy BOYD, Laney SMITH, Mima HADDOCK, Rachel NELSON, 
Celah HARRISON, Nancy BUCK, Margaret POWELL, Martha GALLOWAY. 



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Red Banks — A little of its early history: Organized November 20, 1758 with about 20 mem- 
bers. Thomas POPE and Joseph WILLIS were among the organizers. The first pastor was Jeremiah 
RHAME. By 1771 membership had increased to 95. RHAME moved away and the church became 
unsettled but became more regular under pastorate of John THOMAS. William TRAVIS and John 
MOYE were among principal members. Abram BAKER was pastor from 1782 till 1789 when the 
membership numbered 104. 

Along about that time there were three ministers in the church. They were: Noah TYSON, 
John VINSON, and George GRANBERRY. In order to see who should be pastor they cast lots 
(gambled) and the lot fell on John VINSON. At first he was well thought of and gave satisfaction 
but later when his wife would not live with him there was much dissatisfaction and the church 
dwindled. GRANBERRY went to Georgia and TYSON took on the pastorate of Great Swamp. This 
was the situation for some time. James HANCOCK was a teaching member but he never became 
pastor. Later there was a revival and 27 were baptised in one year. In 1803 membership was back to 
79. In 1832 James GRIFFIN was pastor and there were 74 members. In 1934 [1834] there were two 
pastors — James GRIFFIN and Lanier GRIFFIN, brothers, and there were only 43 members. 

Fellow's Chapel was built by, or at least named for, Jonathan FELLOWS and was located on 
west side of Swift Creek on the Gum Swamp road, about where Lewis COX used to live. This chapel 
was used by any denomination that wished to have meetings there — Baptists, Disciples, Episcopa- 
lians, Free Will Baptists or others. This was the starting place for Saint John's, Timothy Riverside, 
Salem and probably others. 

Great Swamp — Formerly a branch of Flat Swamp and called Tar River Church was dismissed 
from Flat Swamp in 1795. Noah TYSON was its first pastor. After him came: James EWELL, Luke 
WARD, Elder ATKINSON, John H. DANIEL, Lanier GRIFFIN. William SHIVERS was clerk in 1851. 
In 1863 two members, Wm. A. ROSS and James GRIFFIN became co-pastors. 

Flat Swamp Church — This church near the Pitt-Martin line was originally a branch of Toisnot 
Church in Edgecombe County. It was organized in 1776 as a result of the labors of Elder Jonathan 
THOMAS. Its first pastor was John PAGE. From 1800 to 1803 under leadership of Luke WARD 142 
members were added. This was the mother church of Skewarky and Conoho in Martin County, 
Little Conetoe in Edgecombe and Great Swamp in Pitt. 

Cross Roads Church — This was one of the shortest-lived churches of which I have any record. 
It was located about a mile from Hanrahan Cross Roads on the road toward Saint John's Church. It 
was organized July 1, 1871 with the following members who had been dismissed from Hancock's 
Church for this purpose. Members were: Gideon and Nancy WEATHINGTON, Stephen and Mary 
HARRIS, William and Sereny MUMFORD, David and Mary CANNON, Warren MCLAWHON, 
Mandy PARKER, Lovey, Alcey and Pation SMITH. Barbara NELSON was received at first meeting. 
Noah ADAMS was moderator and Charles PARKERSON, clerk. ADAMS was elected pastor, Gideon 
WEATHINGTON, deacon and William MUMFORD, treasurer. In 1873 Noah ADAMS was given the 
"privilege of throwing up pastor's place." John A. WILLIAMS was elected in his place. In 1875 the 
"Old School or Primitive Baptists" bought one half acre of land on the New Bern road from Jackson 
PITTMAN on which to build a church. After many ups and downs, dismissals and restoration, and 
many changes of pastor the church ceased operations about 1894. Charles E. PARKERSON was clerk 
throughout the entire existence of the church. 

Timothy Church — This church affords a good example of hardships encountered and over- 
come by some of the church builders of the past. Mrs. Alicy MOORE's husband Churchwell MOORE 
had died in 1856 leaving her with ten children. With indomitable energy she took on the extra 
burden of securing land and materials for building a church. The land she secured from her brother 
Amariah GARDNER. Deed given by him has following provisions: "There shall never be any school 
except Sunday School taught in said church, and the above-named church shall have no right to 
sell or give said premises to any person or persons or society whatsoever but said land shall belong 
to the Disciples of Christ forever for the interest of thanksgiving and worshipping Almighty God." 



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Some other deeds: 

Mount Pleasant Church — Tohn R. BROWN and his wife Martha on April 30, 1870 made deed 
for two acres of land on Swamp Road leading from Greenville to Tarboro, for one dollar, to Willie 
STANCIL, elder and Lewis J. SMITH, deacon to the Church of Christ now worshipping at BROWN's 
Schoolhouse for the sole use of the Disciples of Christ forever. 

Antioch Christian Baptist Church (Farmville) — Deed made by James W. MAY in 1854 to Peter 
E. HINES, Richard A. BYNUM, Sherrod BELCHER, Josiah BARRETT, Trustees, one acre of land 
around and including the church near the old schoolhouse. Witnesses to the deed: Benjamin 
BELCHER and Moses BELCHER. 

ROUNTREE Church— In 1815 deed from Jonathan FRIZZLE to Jesse ROUNTREE and James 
POWELL in trust for members of Baptist Church, for love and affection and further for five shillings 
one acre joining John HARDISON on road leading from Greenville to Charles JENKINS near the 
new Meeting House. 

Reformed Baptist Church — August 20, 1827 deed from Richard HINES of Edgecombe County 
to Reformed Baptist Church two acres of land on north side of Clayroot Swamp and on east side of 
Horsepen Branch. 

Tames ROACH and his Church of Baptist— In 1798, deed from Willis RANDOLPH to James 
ROACH and his Church of Baptists one acre north of Tar River and east of Conetoe Creek. Wit- 
nesses Frederick SUMERELL and Jesse HICKMAN. This was probably what is now Gum Swamp 
Church. 

Saint Tohn's (Episcopal) — Previous to the organization of this church there had been a Grace 
Chapel served by the rector of the Christ Church of New Bern. Grace Chapel was probably located 
not far from the Craven County line. Saint John's was organized January 31, 1945_[1845?]. The 
organization committee consisted of: Jesse NOBLE, Lewis B. PUGH, William A. PUGH, Bryan 
KILPATRICK, Fecierick JOHNSON, Joel PATRICK, John Henry BURNEY, Allen PATRICK and maybe 
others. Meetings were held at Fellow's Chapel till a church was built. The first meeting in the new 
church was Easter Sunday, April 1, 1873. Some of the first rectors were Rev. N. Collin HUGHES, Rev. 
S. S. BARBER and Rev. S. W. KENNERLY. 

Black Tack (Free Will Baptist) — In 1831 William MILLS deeded one acre of land at the cross 
roads between William MILLS and Harvey MILLS to Urias ELKS, Robert DIXON, and Jordan COX 
for the Free Will Baptist Church which is intended to be built. Consideration $5. Deed was recorded 
in 1835. Witnesses to deed: Noah ARNOLD and Ares BUCK. 

M. E. Church in Greenville— May 7, 1833 deed of Allen S. NOBLES, Warren NOBLES, Simon 
J. JONES, Samuel J. WHITLEY and Benjamin STANCIL, trustees Lot No. 5, 1/2 acre for use of M. E. 
Church, south. 

Greenville Baptist Church— Sept. 10, 1827 Joe B. JUDKINS deeded Lot No. 4 in the Plan of 
Greenville to Reading S. BLOUNT, trustee, for use and benefit of Baptist Church in Greenville 
which was constituted July 2, 1827. Consideration $50. On April 26, 1836 Reading S. BLOUNT 
deeded the lot to David LAWRENCE for the sole use and benefit of the Baptist Church in 
Greenville. In 1834 this church had 51 members but no pastor. T. D. MASON had previously been 
pastor. The late Carlos HARRIS, one of the older men of Greenville said a Mr. CUTTS who had been 
living at Pactolus was the architect and builder of the first church. Older records of this church have 
been destroyed in several fires. 

The following deed for the land on which HANCOCK'S Church was built is interesting be- 
cause it gives the doctrines of the church. This deed is recorded in Book "O" page 241 in the Regis- 
ter of Deeds office in Greenville. 

Deed of Thomas HARDEE, Sen. to James HANCOCK and Francis BOND: 

"North Carolina 

"Pitt County 

"Whereas it is highly and indispensably necessary that all people who profess religious 
principles should have houses of worship in the different neighborhoods to convene and meet at all 



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times where convenient to serve the Lord and we the members of the Baptist Church holding and 
professing the following priciples; viz. Of three equal persons in the Godhead, Eternal Election, 
Original Sin, Particular Redemption, Free Justification by the Righteousness of Christ imputed and 
the Perseverance of the Saints in Grace etc., of the county and state aforesaid have thought proper 
to constitute and appoint our brothers, viz. James HANCOCK and Francis BOND and on trust for 
the members of the Baptist Church who profess and hold forth the aforesaid principles to purchase, 
receive by gift, or secure in any other lawful manner one acre of land in the county aforesaid on the 
waters of Swift Creek Swamp for the purpose of building one or more houses thereon at any time 
when it shall be deemed and thought necessary by the members as aforesaid, for the purposes and 
use of the people who profess and hold forth the above mentioned principles aforesaid. 

"Now this indenture witnesseth that I, Thomas HARDEE, Sen. of the state and county afore- 
said, Have and do for the good will, love an affection which I have and do bear for the members of 
the Baptist Church and also for the consideration fo five shillings." (Then follows the ordinary 
wording of deeds of that period). Then the description in part as follows: Beginning at a red oak 
bush on the main public road near Jumping Run, "part of patent of 1779 to Thomas HARDEE, 
Sen." containing one acre. 

"(Signed) Thomas HARDEE, Sen. September 1798 

Elm Grove (Free Will Baptist) — Organized along about 1835 (exact date unknown) and the 
first building was near where present building stands. Its founders were: Nehemiah GARRIS (a 
general in War of 1812), and his wife who was Susan Bowden DAVIS; Jabe MANNING and his wife, 
Nancy BOWDEN; and Katie HARPER. Other early members were: Abram SMITH, Edward HARPER, 
Cannon SMITH and Jep BRAXTON. The brick building is about the fourth building for this church. 
Deed for lot on which building stands was given by Theophilus and Nancy DEAL to Sylvester 
GARRIS, trustee, in 1853. 

Spring Branch (F.W.B.)— Deed of Skilton DENNIS and Pattie A. DENNIS to W. F. HART, Henry 
TRIPP and Joab HARRINGTON, trustees, for land on which this church was built. Deed made in 
1890. Ayden F.W.B. Church is its successor. 

Rose Hill (F.W.B.)— Deed made on October 5, 1887 by D. N. BRANCH and wife Telitha 
BRANCH to William H. LAUGHINGHOUSE, Jesse BRAXTON and Bryant HARDEE, trustees for one 
acre of land joining H. S. and Guilford PAGE. 

Bethany (F.W.B.)— William SMITH, Ivy ALLEN and Susan ALLEN deed to Caleb TRIPP, 
Theophilus SLAUGHTER, and John ELKS as ruling elders Elbert DAIL, Luke MEGLOHON, deacons 
and their successors so long as this church shall remain and continue to be a public church, one 
acre of land. Deed dated August A.D. 17, 1890. 

In those early days of Pitt County the Baptist churches — and this included what is now 
Primitive Baptist, Missionary Baptist, Free Will Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Reformed Baptists and 
others — and the Episcopal, or Church of England, were the main distinctions religiously. From 
about 1820 to the middle of nineteenth century many of the various churches assumed their 
present individuality. 

Many other facts about the churches are necessarily left out of this article because of lack of 
space. Many very interesting items are among them. 

The foregoing paragraphs giving a little of the history of a few of the churches of Pitt County 
shows something of the wealth of materials that are waiting for researchers and historians ho. are 
interested in preserving for future generations the achievements of our ancestors and their co- 
workers. 

Much of the history of the early churches has been irretrievably lost, part of it unavoidably in 
fires, but probably much more of it because of carelessness in keeping records and in many in- 
stances through lack of appreciation and knowledge of the value of such old records. 

The same is true not only of the churches but of schools and business enterprises, stores, 
cotton gins, grist mills, saw mills, turpentine distilleries, whisky and brandy stills, seines, ferries, 
bridges across the rivers and creeks, etc. 



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Dates of chartering of the towns and their officers, the banks and newspapers and their 
influence on the lives of the people of the different periods furnish interesting subjects for study. 

It is probable that before many weeks there will be a call for a meeting of interested people of 
Pitt County the purpose of which will be to organize a historical association for the county. And it is 
to be hoped that if such a society or association is organized that it will realize the possibilities lying 
out before it and that it will not be satisfied till its members have exhausted the resources available. 

As an individual I have done a great deal of research and the results of my labors will be 
available to the association when it gets to functioning. 



Order for Partition: Wm. Turner 



Located in the Grimes Family Papers, Collection #3357, folder #145, Southern Historical Collection, 
UNC Chapel Hill. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina 

To the Worshipfull Court of Pitt County now sitting 

Whereas William TURNER late of this County, died about the year of [blank] seized & pos- 
sessed of 300 acres on the rise of Land & by his last Will and Testament left his Lands to be equally 
divided between his four Sons William Isaac Jacob & John TURNER these four petitioners prayeth 
your Worships to appoint five commissioners to divide the same agreeble to the Will of the Testator 
your Worships granting the prays of your Petitioners will be in duty bound and ever pray. Also a 

boug ht the year of or the faw l of the [blank] 1794 sd John TURNER died in his minority 

therefore pray that the same commissioners make a partition a mong the legal heirs of the lot of 
Land divided to said John TURNER a mong the legal heirs & report the same to next Court & your 
Worships takeing the matter into consideration and making and order to appoint said commission- 
ers will be in duly [duty?] bound & ever pray 

Wm TURNER 
Isaac TURNER 
Jacob TURNER 

Pitt County February Term 1812 

On the Petition of William TURNER Isaa. TURNER and Jacob TURNER ordered that 
Sherwood HINES John ANDERSON Gideon MOYE Kely TUCKER and John STOCKS be appointed 
Commissioners to make partition in the lands described in the Petition agreeable the prayer of the 
Petitioners 

Alex EVANS Clk 

Clks fees 17/— 



OLDEST MAN IN THE COUNTY 
(Eastern Reflector, Feb. 11, 1891) 

Mr. David McKINNY, an inmate of the County Home, died there a few days ago. Mr. J. W. SMITH, 
Superintendent of the Home tells us that Mr. McKINNY was probably the oldest man in the county, 
he lacked only three months of being 107 years old at the time of his death. He was born on the 
10th of May, 1788. 



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Cemetery Records 



Transcribed (1995) and contributed by members Robert and Ronnie Kirk. 

KITE-BO YD-IPOCK CEMETERY 

Located on Maul Swamp Road SR#1638. From Vanceboro heading toward Washington on Hwy. 17, 
go about 2 miles. When you get out of town you will see Maul Swamp Road, take a right. Cemetery 
is about 8/10 of a mile on the left up a farm path about 350 feet from the road beside a large ditch. 







Born 


Died 


1. 


Caroline Boyd 


Feb. 12, 1871 


Sept. 15, 1946 


2. 


John B. Boyd 


May 16, 1871 


Dec. 10, 1935 


3. 


Ernest Boyd 


Jan. 19, 1904 


Sept. 4, 1929 


4. 


Nan Sammons Boyd 
(Wife of Samuel Boyd) 


May 20, 1874 


July 24, 1946 


5. 


Monnie 0. Boyd 


Oct. 23, 1903 


June 1, 1952 


6. 


Unnamed Grave (2 bricks at each end) 






7. 


Korah R. Kite 


Oct. 12, 1901 


Nov. 26, 1989 




Charlie R. Kite 


Oct. 13, 1894 


Sept. 22, 1978 


8. 


Ida Mae Kite (Sisters) 


May 16, 1912 






Mahala Elizabeth Kite 


July 5, 1902 


Apr. 1, 1988 


9. 


Lemuel Artis Kite 


July 28, 1888 


Nov. 14, 1970 


10. 


Willie Edger Heath 


Jan. 10, 1906 


Mar. 14, 1990 


11. 


Samuel Kite 


Dec. 1, 1854 


Dec. 23, 1917 




Rachel Ann B. 


Oct. 8, 1868 


Mar. 3, 1930 


12. 


Hancy M. Kite 


May 20, 1892 


Oct. 23, 1913 


13. 


Delia D. Kite 


Dec. 1, 1903 


Nov. 16, 1905 


14. 


Esther Kite 


Nov. 5, 1820 


Aug. 23, 1912 


15. 


Martha E. Laughinghouse 
(Wife of R. A. Laughinghouse) 


Mar. 31, 1875 


Aug. 11, 1915 


16. 


Oliver Bryant Gatlin 
(Son of Alfred & Elizabeth Gatlin) 


Sept. 14, 1905 


Mar. 24, 1965 


17. 


Trixie Gaskins Gatlin 


Nov. 15, 1908 




18. 


Ernest Bryant Gatlin Jr. 


Oct. 5, 1959 


Oct. 5, 1959 


19. 


Julia Ipock Gaskins 
(Wife of Joseph A. Gaskins) 


Apr. 5, 1873 


Apr. 27, 1953 


20. 


William E. Ipock 


Feb. 10, 1893 


Mar. 28, 1957 


21. 


P. D. Ipock 


Aug. 12, 1883 


Nov. 7, 1949 




Katie Griffin 


Nov. 22, 1881 


Sept. 5, 1958 


22. 


Allie Ipock Gaskins 


May 15, 1870 


Aug. 20, 1950 


23. 


Nathan Barrington 


July 15, 1865 


Oct. 2, 1910 


24. 


John H. Laughinghouse 


1846 


Dec. 26, 1933 


25. 


Claude Buck 


Jun. 1, 1880 


Sept. 1, 1948 




Lula Kite Buck 


Aug. 2, 1890 


Dec. 3, 1963 


26. 


Retha Edwards Kite 


Oct. 9, 1912 


Sept. 10, 1984 




Fenner Garfield Kite 


Jun. 18, 1909 


Jan. 16, 1981 


27. 


Debbie Ree Hill Dillon 


Dec. 17, 1960 


Aug. 20, 1987 



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McROY CEMETERY 



Located on Maul Swamp Road SR#1638. From Vanceboro heading toward Washington on Hwy. 17, 
go about 2 miles. When you get out of town you will see Maul Swamp Road, take a right. Go about 
1 mile down this road in front of C. Berry's home. Cemetery is on the right up a small path toward 
the woods, about 300 yards. 



1. Ella K. Lancaster 

2. James Thomas Lancaster 

3. Viola G. Dudley 
Married on Feb. 17, 1934 
Willie M. Dudley 

4. Bessie McRoy Miller 
George Thomas Miller 

5. Lena McRoy Dudley 
Edward Thomas Dudley 

6. Brick Vault, Unmarked 

7. George T. Miller 

(North Carolina Pvt. U.S. Army WW I) 

8. William Jesse Lancaster 

9. Hazel Ruth Lancaster 

10. Katie Ray Lancaster 

1 1 . Crover C. Lancaster 

12. Frances G. Kite 

13. Susan A. Kite 

14. Acy McRoy 

15. Augustus (Gus) McRoy 

16. Julia F. Speight McRoy 

17. A. McRoy 

(Small stone, no other markings) 

18. Charlie McRoy 

19. Reather May Lewis 

(Dau. of G. O. & Hattie E. Lewis) 

20. Bessie Dudley 

21. Elmer Earl Laughinghouse 

(N.C. PFC. HQ Co. 379 Infantry WW 2) 

22. Ethel McRoy Laughinghouse 

23. Herbert N. Laughinghouse 

24. Unmarked cement slab 



Born 

Oct. 27, 1885 
May 1, 1882 
Mar. 15, 1912 

Mar. 15, 1912 

Jul. 8, 1903 
Feb. 3, 1897 

Oct. 3, 1891 
Sept. 11, 1888 

Feb. 2, 1897 

Oct. 27, 1910 
Oct. 25, 1932 
Feb. 5, 1818 
Aug. 25, 1907 
Mar. 19, 1929 
Dec. 9, 1852 
May 29, 1843 
Nov. 11, 1864 
Aug. 19, 1867 



May 19, 1909 
Sept. 7, 1926 

No dates legible 
Nov. 21, 1922 

Aug. 26, 1895 
Sept. 16, 1891 



Died 

Apr. 4, 1956 
Apr. 23, 1957 
Nov. 5, 1990 

Nov. 6, 1987 

Jun. 22, 1991 
Dec. 1, 1971 

Oct. 16, 1981 
Jul. 12, 1965 

Dec. 1, 1971 

Aug. 18, 1946 
Apr. 16, 1936 
Jul. 31, 1823 
Sept. 2, 1907 
Apr. 3, 1932 
Jun. 10, 1925 
Oct. 1, 1896 
Dec. 21, 1937 
Jan. 23, 1950 
Oct. 2, 1899 

Jan. 1, 1916 
Jan. 18, 1929 



Nov. 4, 1970 

Oct. 7, 1949 
Aug. 11, 1969 



BETHEL ITEM(S) 

{Eastern Reflector, Feb. 4, 1891) 

The dwelling of Mr. G. W GAINER of Bethel, was entirely consumed by fire last Tuesday night. The 
fire originated up stairs, and as they were all away from home, it burned through and was coming out 
the top of the house before any alarm was made. The loss is secured by insurance. 



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Bible and Family Records 



CARAWAY-HARDISON BIBLE RECORDS 

From photocopy of original contributed by Martha M. Marble; original owned by Carolyn Riddle of 
Springfield, Illinois. (No title pages.) It also appeared in OldeDobbs Trail, Vol. II, Oct.-Dec. 1995. 

Caraway Records: 

Marriages 

Bedreaddon Caraway Jun'r was Married to Rebecca his wife 4th day of January A.D. 1807 

Bedreaddon Caraway Junr was Married to Sussanna D. Tison the 27th of June AD 1830. 
Howell H. Cobb was married to Susan D. B. M. Harrison Jan. 11, 1859 
D. W. Cobb was married to Annie Hardison 

General George Washington Birthday 22 February AD 1732. 

Births 

Bedreaddon Caraway Sen'r was bornd October the 24th day in the year of our Lord 1742 
Lucrecy Caraway was the 11th December AD 1740 

Bedreaddon Caraway Jun' was bornd Febraury the 28th in the year of our Lord 1782 
Elizabeth Caraway was born the 21st of September A.D. 1764 
Arche Caraway was born 19th February A.D. 1766 
William Caraway was born 15th September AD. 1770 
John Caraway was born 31st of January A.D. 1777 

Colin Caraway was born 4th of February A.D. 1779 [inserted in later handwriting: D. 21 Oct. 1832] 
Mary Jane Beaman a Daughter of John Beaman and Colin his wife was bornd the 30th October AD. 
1808. 

John R. Beaman was born the 17th March AD 1813 

William T. Beaman was bornd the 27th of December AD 1815 

Meria K. Beaman was bornd March 16th AD 1819 

Rebecca Eliza Ann Dudley a Daughter of Mr. Allen Dudley was Bornd the 21st of January 1828 
Susanna Depree Gatsey Moye a Daughter of Bedreaddon Caraway & his wife Susanna Dilde Caraway 

was Bron the 15th day of November AD 1831 
Howell H. Cobb son of Obed Cobb and his wife Elizabeth was born Aug. 15th, 1834. 
D W Cobb Son of H H Cobb was borne Jan— 31 St 1868 
Charles G Cobb Son of D W Cobb was borne Nov 2nd 1899 
Robert D Cobb Son of D W Cobb was borne Sept 7th 1906 

Deaths 

Susan D. B. M. Cobb departed this life March 9th, 1860 

H. H. Cobb departed this life April 22nd 1891 in the 57th year of his age. 

Lucrecy Caraway a wife of B Caraway Sn'r Departed this life the 30th of April 1804. 

Bedreaddon Caraway Sen'r Departed this life the 4th of March A.D. 1821. 

Rebecca Caraway a wife of B. Caraway jn Departed this life the 3rd day of September A.D. 1829 

Bedreden Caraway departed this life the 16th day of July A.D. 1844 

Susan D. Caraway departed this life the 14th of December 1858 

John Beaman Departed this life the 30th of September A. D. 1820 

Keneth Mcintosh a worthy young man Departed this life the 24th of September AD 1820 

Irwin Moye Departed This life 4th of Septembere AD 1832 died in Comlumbia South Carolina aBt [a 

B(aptis)t ?] Preacher 
Colin Royall a widow Departed This life the 21st of October AD 1832 

Arche Caraway of Anson County NC Departed this life the 18th of September in year of our Lord 
1835 

Chas. A Harison departed this life the 25th of October 1858. 



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Hardison Records: 



Parents' Names 

Husband Thomas James Hardison 
Born 

Wife Rebecca Denmark Howell 

Born Sept 3rd 1839 

Married 

Children's Names [Births] 
Rosa Ellen Howell 
Fannie Dixon Hardison 
Joseph Denmark Hardison 
Frank [space] Hardison 
Mary Eliza Hardison Nov. 4, 1873 
Annie Patience Hardison Jan. 14, '76 
Rebecca Thomas Hardison [birth illeg.] 
June T. Hardison June 14, 1873 [or 1878?] 

Deaths 

James T. Hardison Oct. 1880 
Rebecca J. Hardison Jan. 30. 1917 
Rosa E. Parker Nov. 28. 1916 
Fannie D. Hinson March 26.1902 
Joseph Hardison Feb. — 1885 
Frank Hardison 

Rebecca T. Hardison June? 1879? [overwritten] 

Included as loose sheets in Hardison record: 

Marriage Record from Wayne County, NC (abstracted): 

Sept'r 6 18 [illegibly overwritten] 

Raford G [? Grise?] applied for License for marriage of Tohn Wright Rayner of Wayne 

Co., aged 22 yrs, son of Jno Rayner and Betsy Ann Rayner the father now living, the mother 
now living, residents of Wayne Co., and Ann Thornton of Wayne age 19 yrs, daughter of 
Thad Thornton and Mary Thornton the father dead the mother living resident of Wayne 
Co. 

Marriage Record: 

I, Richd Rayner, a Justice of the Peace, united in matrimony Jno. W Rayner and Ann 

Thornton ... 8 Sept, 1878 at Sam. Raynor's in [township illeg.] Witnesses present: 

James Jordan, David Jordan, Wiley Raynor 

JAMES JOHNSTON BIBLE 

From photocopy of original by Helen Johnston Gray, and contributed by Clarise B. Soper. (No title 
pages available). 

James Johnston was born June 11th 1776 

Annalaticia Jonston his wife was born March 18th 1787 

Children of James Johnston & Annalaticia Vines [heading in later handwriting] 

Robert Johnston was born Monday Sept. 2th 1806 
Charles Johnston on thursday. March 2th 1809 
James Johnston was born Sundy June 16th 1811 
Polly Johnston was born Saturday June 4th 1814 



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Stephen F. Jonston was born Sunday Aug. 17th 1817 
Annalaticia Johnston Tuesday Feb. 1th 1820 
John V. Johnston was born Sunday May 26th 1822 
Martha Johnston was born Thursday July 11th 1825 
Franklin Johnston was born Sunday December 28th 1828 
Susan Olivia Johnston was born August 27th 1847 
Willis Dixon Johnston was born Sunday June 24th 1866 
Stephen Robert Johnston was born thursdayjune 116h 1868 
Franklin Vines Johnston was born Sunday January 23th 1870 
John C. Johnston was born Sunday January 28th 1872 
James A.Johnston was Wednesday July 15th 1874 
Martha Adelaid Johnston was thursday October 12th 1876 
House Burnt Decern. 14th 1875. Tuesday 

Susan Olivia Johnston was born Saturday morning November 16th 1878 

THE C. M. A. GRIFFIN BIBLE 

From photocopies of the original record pages, contributed by Betsy Harper (Mrs. Drew Harper) of 
Grifton, NC, in 1995. No title page. 

This Certifies that the Marriage Contract between C. M. A. Griffin of Craven County State of N.C. 
and Elizabeth McCotter of Pitt County N.C. was duly solemnized by me at Jacob McCotters. on this 
Seventh day of January One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty five. 

L. B.Pugh 

Witnesses Present. Horace Ives, Jas. L. Holton 
Marriag es 

C M A Griffin and Smithia A. Bryan was married July 29th 1881 by the Rev. H. D. Harper 
Births 

Lena R. Griffin was borned September 26th A.D. 1885 Died Oct the 16 1891 
S A Griffin was born the 21 of November 1837 

Sarah E. Griffin daughter of C. M. A. Griffin and Eliza his wife was borned November 22nd A.D. 
1856 

Mary A. Griffin daughter of same Parents was borned December 15th A.D. 1858 
Margaret C. Griffin daughter of same Parents was borned May 2nd A.D. 1860 
Nettie C. Griffin daughter of same Parents was borned October 14th A.D. 1863 
Annie L. Griffin daughter of same Parents was borned July 8 A.D. 1865 
James C. Griffin Son of same Parents was borned June 1st A.D. 1870 
Addie E. Griffin Daughter of same Parents was borned Feb. 22nd 1872 
Julia F. Griffin Daughter of same Parents was borned — 1874 December 24 1874 
Eliza McCotter was borned Sept 22 1836. 
Cicero M. A. Griffin was borned Aug. 20th 1828 

Deaths 

Margaret C. Griffin Daughter of C M A Griffin and Eliza his wife died Oct. 15th 1868 
Annie L. Griffin Daughter of same Parents died November 20th A.D. 1865 
Eliza Griffin Wife of C M A Griffin died April 4th A.D. 1878 

Mrs. Sarah E. Speir died March 10 1883 dughter of C M A Griffin Eliza his wife daughter of Jacob 
McCotter 

Nettie C. Griffin Daughter of C M A Griffin and Eliza his wife died April 28th at 10 O.clock P.M. 

1884 Aged 21 year 6 m 14 days 
Cicero M. A. Griffin departed this Life on the 24 day of August 1892 Aged 64 years & 7 days 
Alice M. Speir died the 24th of June 1924. 



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Memoranda 

On the night of the 26th of May 1878 between the hours of ten and twelve Oclock P.M. The most 
terrible Hurricane of wind and nail passed through the vicinity of Bells Ferry Pitt Co. N.C. Every 
thing was laid in ruins except the houses and a great many of them was blown down. The oldest 
inhabitants said they had never seen such a time before. 
Wrote By C. M. A. Griffin 

C. M. A. Griffin Sept. 23 A.D. 1890 Was Baptised on this day by Rev. D. B. Clayton M. 



GRIMES FAMILY BIBLE 

From an old handwritten copy of the records, the copy located in the Bryan Grimes Papers, Coll. 
#292, folder #140, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

Marriag es 

Demsie Grimes of Avon Pitt Co and Penelope Coffield of Bertie Co were married on 24th day of 
June 1760. 

William Grimes son of Demsie Grimes and Ann Bryan, daughter of Joseph Bryan of Craven Co were 

married January 21st 1790. 
Elizabeth Grimes daughter of Demsie and Penelope Grimes married Reading Grist of Beaufort Co. 
Mary Grimes daughter of Demsie and Penelope Grimes married Benjamin May of Pitt Co. 

Penelope Grimes daughter of Demsie and Penelope Grimes married [blank] Bynum of Pitt Co. 

Bryan Grimes son of William and Ann Grimes married Nancy Grist daughter of Richard Grist of 

Washington Co. Ga. August 18th. 1815 
Bryan Grimes son of William and Ann Grimes married Lucy Olivia Blount daughter of John Grey 

Blount of Beaufort Co June 16th 1831. 
Sarah Grimes daughter of William and Ann Grimes married Genl. J. O'K. Williams of Beaufort Co. 
Bryan Grimes Jr. son of Bryan & Nancy Grimes married Elizabeth Hilliard Davis daughter of Dr 

Thomas Davis of Warren or Franklin Co's N.C. April 9th 1851. 
William Grimes son of Bryan and Nancy Grimes married Elizabeth Hanrahan June 25th 1851. 
Susan Grimes daughter of Bryan and Nancy Grimes married Dr J. G. B. Myers of Beaufort Co. June 

29th 1853. 

John G. B. Grimes son of Bryan and Lucy Olivia Grimes married Helen Manly daughter of Gov. 

Charles Manly of Wake Co. December 19th 1855 
Mary Grimes daughter of Bryan and Lucy Olivia Grimes married Pulaski Cowper of Hertford Co 

May 13th 1857. 

Ann Grimes daughter of Bryan and Lucy Olivia Grimes married Dr John Stickney of Ala May 20th 
1861. 

Col Bryan Grimes son of Bryan & Nancy Grimes married Charlotte Emily Bryan daughter of Hon. 

John H. Bryan of Craven- Wake Co's September 15th 1863. 
Susan called Bettie Grimes daughter of Bryan and Elizabeth Grimes married Samuel Fox Mordecai 

son of S. F. Mordecai of Wake Co November 10th 1875. 
J. Bryan Grimes son of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes married Mary Octavia Laughinghouse 

daughter of J. J. Laughinghouse Esq of Pitt Co November 14th 1894 
Mary Bryan Grimes daughter of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes married Elmer Ellsworth Smith 

of Chattanooga Tenn. February 20th 1895. 
Charlotte Bryan, daughter of Bryan & Charlotte Emily Grimes married Alfred Williams of Raleigh 

N.C. March 10th 1897. 

Births 

William Grimes son of Demsie and Penelope Grimes was born March 29th 1766. 
Elizabeth daughter of Demsie and Penelope Grimes was born November 27th 1768. 
Penelope daughter of Demsie and Penelope Grimes was born December 13th 1771. 



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Sallie daughter of Demsie and Penelope Grimes was born February 1st 1776. 
Mary daughter of Demsie and Penelope Grimes was born December 24th 1777. 
John son of William and Ann Grimes was born Decern 11th 1790. 
Penelope Coffield daughter of William and Ann was born April 15th 1792. 
Bryan Grimes son of William and Ann Grimes was born July 13th 1793 
Sarah Grimes daughter of William and Ann Grimes was born June 9th 1795. 
Willie Grimes son of William & Ann Grimes was born August 21st 1796. 
Ann M. E. Grimes daughter of William and Ann Grimes was born July 19th 1798. 
Zilpha Ann Grimes daughter of Bryan and Nancy Grimes was born May 8th 1819. 
Susan Grimes daughter of Bryan and Nancy Grimes was born January 26th 1821. 
William Grimes son of Bryan and Nancy Grimes was born May 19th 1823. 
Junius Augustus Grimes son of Bryan and Nancy Grimes was born October 14th 1825 
Bryan Grimes son of Bryan and Nancy Grimes was born November 2nd 1828. 
Mary Blount Grimes daughter of Bryan and Lucy Olivia Grimes was born September 5th 1832. 
John Grey Blount Grimes son of Bryan and Lucy Olivia Grimes was born January 1st 1834 
Ann Grimes daughter of Bryan and Lucy Olivia Grimes was born August 2nd 1835 
Willie Grimes son of Bryan and Lucy Olivia Grimes was born July 26th 1837. 
Olivia Blount Grimes daughter of Bryan and Lucy Olivia Grimes was born February 2nd 1840. 
Infant son of Bryan Jr and Elizabeth Grimes was born January 19th 1852. 
Susan called Bettie daughter of Bryan Jr and Elizabeth Grimes was born January 1st 1853. 
Nancy Grimes daughter of Bryan Jr and Elizabeth Grimes was born June 24th 1854. 
Bryan Grimes son of Bryan Jr and Elizabeth Grimes was born June 29th 1856. 
Bryan Grimes son of Bryan and Charlotte Emily was born October 10th 1864. 
Alston Grimes son of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes was born February 25th 1866. 
John Bryan Grimes son of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes was born June 3rd 1868. 
Charlotte Bryan Grimes daughter of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes was born October 26th 
1869. 

Mary Bryan Grimes daughter of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes was born February 15th 1871 at 
Grimesland N.C. 

Susan Penelope Grimes daughter of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes was born September 9th 

1872 at Grimesland N.C. 
William Demsie Grimes son of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes was born February 12th 1876 at 

Grimesland. 

George Frederick Grimes son of Bryan & Charlotte Emily Grimes was born June 27th 1877 at 
Grimesland. 

Junius Daniel Grimes son of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes was born October 31st 1878 at 
Grimesland. 

Theodora Bryan Grimes daughter of Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes was born May 23rd 1880 at 
Grimesland. 

Helen Elise Grimes daughter of J. Bryan and Mary Octavia Grimes was born July 28th 1895 at 
Grimesland. 

Deaths 

Demsie Grimes an emigrant from Virginia died [blank] Buried at Avon. Pitt Co N.C. 

Infant child of Demsie and Penelope Grimes died [blank] Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. N.C. 

Infant child of Demsie and Penelope Grimes died [blank] Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. N.C. 

Penelope Coffield (of Bertie Co) wife of Demsie Grimes died [blank] Buried at Avon. Pitt 

Co. N.C. 

Penelope Coffield Grimes daughter of William and Ann Grimes died October 4th 1793. Buried at 
Avon Pitt Co. N.C. 

John Grimes son of William and Ann Grimes died August 26th 1796. Buried at Avon Pitt Co. N.C. 

William Grimes son of Demsie and Penelope Grimes died October 1797. Buried at Avon Pitt 

Co. N.C. 

Ann Grimes daughter of William and Ann died 1804. Buried at Avon Pitt Co. N.C. 

Sarah Grimes wife of Genl J. O'K. Williams died [blank] Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. N.C. 



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Willie Williams Grimes son of William and Ann Grimes died 1812. Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. N.C 

Zilpha Ann Grimes daughter of Bryan and Nancy Grimes died October 13th 1822. Buried at Avon. 
Pitt Co. N.C. 

Ann Bryan (of Craven Co) wife William Grimes died March 24th 1828. Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. N.C. 
Nancy Grist wife of Bryan Grimes died March 2nd 1829. Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. N.C. 
Junius Augustus Grimes son of Bryan and Nancy Grimes died October 4th 1833. Buried at Avon. Pitt 
Co. N.C. 

Elizabeth Grimes wife of Reading Grist died November 11th 1843. Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. N.C. 
Infant son of Bryan Jr and Bettie Grimes died February 2nd 1852. Buried at Warrenton N.C. 
Willie Grimes son of Bryan Sr and Lucy Olivia Grimes died June 12th 1853. Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. 
N.C. 

Lucy Olivia Blount wife of Bryan Grimes Sr died June 29th 1854. Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. N.C. 
Nancy Grimes daughter of Bryan Jr and Bettie Grimes died September 1st 1854. Buried at 

Grimesland. Pitt Co. N.C. 
Elizabeth Hilliard (Bettie) Davis wife of Bryan Grimes Jr., died November 7th 1857. Buried at 

Grimesland. Pitt Co. N.C. 
Bryan Grimes son of William and Ann Grimes died on Steamer Louisiana Chesapeak Bay bound for 

Baltimore Md March 17th 1860. Buried at Avon. Pitt Co. N.C. 
Bryan Grimes son of Bryan and Bettie Grimes died at Mrs Martha Alstons, Warren Co. March 14th 

1863. Buried at or near Warrenton N.C. 

Susan Grimes wife of Dr J. G. B. Myers died [blank]. Buried at Grimesland. Pitt Co. N.C. 

J. Bryan Grimes son of Col Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes died October 12th 1864. Buried at 

Raleigh N.C. 

Olivia Blount Grimes daughter of Bryan and Lucy Olivia Grimes died [blank] of Yellow 

fever in New Orleans. Buried at [blank] 

Ann Grimes wife of Dr John Stickney of New Orleans died [blank]. Buried at 

[blank] 

Genl Bryan Grimes son of Bryan and Nancy Grimes was assassinated at Bear Creek, Beaufort Co. by 
William Parker August 14th 1880. Buried at Grimesland. Pitt Co. N.C. . 

George Frederick Grimes son of Genl Bryan and Charlotte Emily Grimes died September 28th 1880. 
Buried at Grimesland. Pitt Co. N.C. 

William Grimes son of Bryan and Nancy Grimes died [blank] Buried at Raleigh N.C. 

Elmer Ellsworth Smith, husband of Mary B. Grimes died at Chattanooga, Tenn. December 19th 
1896 at [blank] oclock. Buried at Grimesland. Pitt Co. N.C. 

Last page headed: Avon Graveyard Jan 21st [18]96 

Sarah Bryan died Aug [blank] 1809. Age about 60 yrs. Buried at Avon. Pitt Co., N.C. 

Mary Bryan died [blank] 1816. Age 82 yrs Buried at Avon. Pitt Co., N.C. 

Genl John O'K.. Williams died [blank] . Age [blank] Buried at Avon. Pitt Co., N.C. 

Wm. Grimes Williams son of Genl John O'K and Sarah Williams died [blank] . Age 

[blank] Buried at Avon. Pitt Co., N.C. 

fr"Ti!it<]-*im 

THE HEMBY BIBLE 

Owned by Mrs. Peggy Smith Corbitt of Greenville, NC; transcribed and contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. Holy Bible Containing Old and New Testaments; published 1842 by G. Lane and P. P. 
Sanford. 

Marriag es 

Hewell Hemby was married March the 16, 1840 

Elizabeth Hemby was married March the 4, 1842 

Joab Hemby was married March the 18, 1842 

Anna Hemby was married April the 14, 1847 

John S. Smith and Nancy Hemby his wife was married Oct. 7th 1875 



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Names and Ages of Wm. & Nancy Hemby's Children 

Hewell Hemby was born March the 16, 1817 

Joab Hemby born Jan 3, 1819 

Elizabeth Hemby born Nov. 27, 1820 

Anna Hemby born Dec. 29, 1822 

Mary Hemby born Feb. 2, 1825 

Benjamin Hemby born April 29, 1827 

Louisa Hemby born March 29, 1831 

Wm Hemby born Dec. 12, 1834 

Orpa Hemby born Sept 25, 1836 

Sarah Hemby born Nov. 14, 1833 [1838? error] 

Mary Hemby born March 4, 1841 

Wm Hemby son of Wm Hemby & Licitty his wife was born March 4 1848 
Births 

Apsely Oliva Smith the dau of John & Nancy Smith born Feb 2, 1877 
Joab Smith born April 11, 1879— died May 25, 1879 
John Ivey Smith born Dec. 5, 1880— died July 6, 1949 
John S. Smith born Dec. 16, 1849— d. Jan. 24, 1918 

Deaths 

Martha Hemby died May 1, 1848 
Amos J. Hemby died Dec. 27, 1851 

Sarah Hemby daughter of Wm Hemby & Nancy his wife died Sept the 26, 1833 
Mary Hemby daughter of Wm Hemby & Nancy his wife died Sept. the 14, 1839 
Wm Hemby son of Wm Hemby & Nancy his wife died Oct. the 15, 1844 
Nancy Hemby Wm Hembys wife died August the 6, 1844 




Drawing of the Noah Forbes House, by Roger Kammerer, 1987. 

Moved, by John F. Moye, from the present Carolina East Center site to the Allen Road, where it still stands. The 
small Forbes Schoolhouse, visible at the left edge, was also moved from the Carolina East Center site, but did not 
originally stand close to the house. 



PCGQ, February 1997 15 



Will of Demsie Grimes, 1786 

Located in the Grimes Family Papers, Collection #3357, folder #139, Southern Historical Collection, 
UNC Chapel Hill. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

This document is torn, with about half of the upper-left quadrant missing. 

Know Ye tha Esquire in Pitt County State 

North Carolina and right State of Mind by the 

blessing of God last will and Testament this 

fourteenth D the Year of our Lord Christ one 

thousand Sev eighty Six 

I will and beq hter Mary one negro wench named 

Price one Neg nnah, one named Shan one 

feather bed are one Sorrel Colt, and forty 

pounds Curr Silver or Gold. 

I give and bequ ghter Penelope one Negro Girl named 

Jude, Negro b Girl Amy, one feather bed bedstead 

and furnitu ne Six Small Silver Spoons and 

ten pound eq old. 

I will and bequ ghter Elisabeth one Negro Girl 

named Silvee, one 1 named Ginne, one feather bed 

Bead Stead and fu d fifty pounds equal to Silver 

and gold. 

I will and Bequeath to m ughter Anne one Negro wench 

named Rose one Negro man named Casteel and I likewise will and 

bequeath to my said Daughter Anne all the household furniture and other 

appurtenances which she had delivered her before the date here of 

I will and bequeath to my three Youngest Daughters (viz) Elisabeth Penelope 

and Mary ten pounds equal to Silver or Gold in Table Furniture to be divided 

equally among them. 

I will and bequeath to my Daughter Elisabeth one bay Mare 
I will and bequeath to my Son William all my Real & Personal Estate every 
Individual thing except what I have not already bequeathed to my Daugh- 
ters that I am possessor of 
Signed Scaled and Delivered 
presence of — 

I appoint My Son William & John C NUMAN Executors of my last will and Testa- 
ment. 

Signed & Sealed in 

presence of Demsie GRIMES 

John EGLESTON 
Rolin DIXSON 



Correction 

The Francis Hardee Bible Record, which appeared in the previous issue, was contributed, 
originally by Lucille Sumrell of Simpson, Pitt County. Ms. Sumrell acquired the records 
from the owner of Bible, Rosa Edwards (Mrs. Frank Edwards), also of Pitt County. Please 
excuse our earlier omission of proper credits. 



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Will of William Grimes, 1797 



Located in the Grimes Family Papers, Collection #3357, folder #141, Southern Historical Collection, 
UNC Chapel Hill. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



In the name of God Amen I William GRIMES esquire of Pitt County State of North Carolina Farmer 
being Sick of body but of Sound Memory do make this my last will and testament — 
First desire my funeral expenses and Just Debts to be paid — Item I lend to my beloved wife Anna the 
plantation whereon we now live during her natural life except that part of it known by the name of 
the DIXONs place which it to go for the benefit of my Children also I leave her one fifth Part of my 
negroes to be devided by three men Chosen by an order of Court for that purpose which said fifth 
part I leaves to my wife and her heirs forever also I leave my dearly beloved wife Anna one fifth part 
of all my household furniture Chatties Bonds bills & book accounts &c for her sole benefit forever — 
Item the rest of my lands negroes Household furniture Chatties Bonds bills Book Accounts dues and 
demands I leave and bequeath to my Son Bryan my Daughter Sara my Son Wyllie and my child yet 
unborn to be equally devided among them which devision is to take place or be made as Soon as 
the oldest comes of age or ane_y of them Marry the deviso_n to be made by three men Chosen by an 
order of Court till then the lands and negroes to be hired out yearly and the neat profits arising 
from my lands negroes &c or as much thereof as will be necessary to be paid for the mentaining 
Clothing and and educating of my Children and I Constitute and appoint my worthy freinds 
Reading and Frederick GRIST sole Executors to this my last will and Testament in witness whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 25th day of October 1797 
Signed Sealed and delivered 
in presence of — 

Wm MAGEMPSEY Wm. GRIMES {Seal} 

James ARMSTRONG 

A true Copy of the Original filed proved and inrolled in the Clerks office of Pitt County. 

Attest James SHEPPARD Clk 



DEATHS. 

(Eastern Reflector, July 8, 1891) 

After a life of nearly four score years Noah FORBES, Sr., an honest, true and good man, entered into 
the rest of the just, on Thursday, the 24th day of June, 1891. Born on the 11th day of April, 1812, in 
the county of Pitt, where all the days of his life were spent as a useful and honored citizen, a noble 
husband and affectionate father. By the young and also among whom he moved and by whom he was 
loved and respected his memory will long be cherished. In 1874 he was elected as a member of the 
Board of County Commissioners which position he held until the year 1882. In entering upon the 
discharge of his official duties he found the county largely in debt and the rate of taxation high, the 
Board of which he was a useful member, by an economical and just administration, within three years 
cancelled the debt and reduced the rate of taxation to such an extent that it was the boast of the 
people that Pitt county had the lowest rate of taxation and best Board of Commissioners in the State. 
His official life was pure and spotless, and he retired from office after years service with the respect and 
esteem of his fellow citizens. A community always feels the loss of a good man — such a man was Noah 
FORBES, Sr. Peace to his ashes. 



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Will of Chris 'r Crandell Senr., 1826 



Located in the Grimes Family Papers, Collection #3357, folder #154, Southern Historical Collection, 
UNC Chapel Hill. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. This was obviously a draft or a copy of the 
actual will which, if probated, was lost in the courthouse fire of 1858. 

State of North Carolina I Christopher CRANDELL Senr. being an aged Man, 

Pitt County but possessed of a sound disposing mind, do make and 

publish this my last Will and testament in manner and form following that is to say 
1st I lend to my beloved wife Mary Ann the plantation whereon I now live and such of my land 
that is attatched to it, as is not otherwise disposed of in this will: also the farming tools of 
every discription in which is included my cart, my horses, Cattle, hoggs and household and 
kitchen furniture, also I lend her all my negroes, all of which I lend her during her natural 
life — I also give my said wife all of my money and notes to her and her heirs forever — 
2nd I give to my Son Willis CRANDELL all of the land that I own north of the following bound- 
ary, beginning at the dividing line between myself and Lemuel PERKINS near the piney pond, 
running down a small branch to the mill branch then with the run of said branch to the Mill 
including one half of said Mill, then with a plain cart path to s_amuel HOLADAYS line, one set 
of black smith tools to him and his heirs forever — 
3rd I give to my daughter a_chsa HILL the following tract of land, beginning in the dividing line 
between myself and Lemuel PERKINS at the head of a small branch running down the bjmch 
to my old line thence with my line to Lemuel PERKINS' corner, including of her present place 
of residence to her and her heirs forever — 
4th I give to my grand daughter Polly ann HILL all of my land over the meadow branch adjoining 
my son wllis' line except what is in included within my pasture, and excepting furthermore 
the previlege of rail timber off of said land forever: the aforesaid land with the exceptions 
aforesaid I give and bequeath to her and her heirs forever — 
5th I lend to my daughter Polly ann LITTLE the old plantation after my wifes death, including all 
the land not given to my son Willis, daughter achsa, and grand daughter Polly ann, also the 
reservation out of Polly Anns tract over the meadow branch during her natural life, and at her 
death if she leaves a child or children then I give it to them and their heirs forever, but if she 
dies leaving no child then I give it to my son willis to him and his heirs forever — 
6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Ann LITTLE one negro girl named Mahala to her 
and her heirs forever — 

7th I give to my daughter Elizabeth WHITEHOUSE fifty dollars to be paid two years after my 
wifes death. 

8th I give to Joel CRANDELL son of samuel CRANDELL, ten dollars to be paid to him two years 
after my wifes death. 

9th The ballance of my property including that which I have lent to my Wife, is after my wifes 
death to be eaqually divided between my son Willis and daughters Achsa HILL and Polly ann 
LITTLE and the children of my daughter Elizabeth WHITEHOUSE to them and their heirs 
forever And lastly I nominate and appointment my friend William CLARK and Son in law 
Hodges LITTLE Executors to this my last will and testament, this 5th August 1826 — 

witness C CRANDELL {Seal} 

his 

Robert X WETHERSBY 
mark 
his 

Redding X VICK 

mark 
James BULLOCK 



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Freeman Hemby's Life Recalled 



Contributed by Roger Kammerer. Two articles appeared in the Greenville Daily Reflector: an an- 
nouncement of Hemby's death on Dec. 30, 1948; and a biographical article, written by Chester 
Walsh, on Dec. 31, 1948. 

DIES AT 103 (Thurs., Dec. 30, 1948) [with photo] 

Freeman HEMBY, 103 years old, the oldest colored citizen of Greenville, 601 Sheppard Street, 
died at the home of his daughter, Harriet HEMBY, on Imperial Street, Wednesday morning after a 
brief illness. 

Funeral services will be held at Mount Calvary Free Will Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 3 
o'clock. Rev. E. M. HILL, the pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Cooperfield Cemetery. 

Surviving are his wife, Henrietta HEMBY; one daughter, Harriett HEMBY; two sons, Willis 
HEMBY and Rev. Amos WILLIAMS; 175 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great 
grandchildren. 

FREEMAN HEMBY'S LONG LIFE STORY IS RECALLED (Dec. 31, 1948) [by Chester WALSH] 

Freeman HEMBY, Greenville's oldest Negro and retired tobacco worker, born in the Beaver Dam 
community of Pitt County in 1848, a slave of William and Polly HEMBY, previously reported to be 
103 years old, was an even 100 years old when he died here Wednesday according to the family Bible. 

Surviving are 249 immediate relatives: his wife, one daughter and two sons; 175 grandchildren, 
45 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at [ink blob or microfilm flaw] Free Will Baptist Church 

Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. PHILLIPS Brothers' Funeral Home has charge of the funeral. 

The Greenville Daily Reflector carried a feature story about Freeman HEMBY's history about 10 
or 12 years ago. The story reveals that the well known and respected colored citizen always was 
active in church work, and that many of his children and grandchildren entered the ministry and 
professions and that they were property owners and generally useful citizens. 

HEMBY was the second son of Adam and Jennie HEMBY. William HEMBY was the master of 
the plantation on which he was born. He was put "on the block" at auction sale when he was 13. 
One of his master's sons, Huey HEMBY, paid $794 for him. HEMBY remained with him until the 
War Between the States. 

His family moved to Greene County in 1866 and located on the R. A. L. CARR's farm and he 
was hired out at $7 a month. 

While working there in 1884 HEMBY lost a hand and a part of his arm in an old-fashioned 
cotton gin. 

He remained with the CARRs until 1897. Then with his savings, he bought a small farm near 
Greenville in Pitt County, and lived there five years, and then he moved to Greenville to round out 
his century of life. 

HEMBY was first married in 1873 and the union lasted 30 years, until his wife's death. Thirteen 
children were born to them. Twelve of the children each averaged 10 children. He had 154 descen- 
dants when he was 90. His second wife, whom he married in 1903, died in 1931. In December of 
that year he married the third time, his wife dying about a year later. He married fourth wife, 
Henrietta VINES in 1933 and she survives. 



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Pitt County Marriage Bonds 



Located in the Grimes Family Papers, Collection #3357, folders #122, 150, & 151, Southern Histori- 
cal Collection, the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 



State of North Carolina. 

To any Minister of the Gospel, regularly ordained or to any Justice of the Peace of the County of 
Pitt, Greeting: 

Whereas Bonds have been regularly executed and lodged in this Office, that there is no legal cause 
to prevent the celebration of a Marriage intended to be solemnized between Isaac NOBLES and 
Patsey ARNOLD of the said County. These are therefore to authorize you to join together in the 
Holy Estate of Matrimony, the said Isaac NOBLES and Patsey ARNOLD and them pronounce them 
Man and Wife, according to Law, and according to the Usages of your Church. 
Witness, Alexander EVANS, Clerk &c. this 11th day of July 1820. 

Alexander EVANS, Clerk. 



State of North Carolina 
Pitt County 

To any regular licensed member of the Gospel or Justice of the Peace of sd County, You are hereby 
authorized and impowered to Celebrate & solemnize the rites of matrimony between loseph 
LAUGHINHOUSE and lackey Ann Penelope WATKINS and Join them together as Man and Wife in 
holy matrimony. Given now under my hand this 21st day July 1820. 

Alex EVANS Clk 



State of North Carolina. 
Pitt County. 

To any regular licensed Minister of the Gospel, or Justice of the Peace, for the County aforesaid, 
Greeting. 

Whereas Seth HARVEY hath entered into bonds, in the Clerk's Office of the County aforesaid, that 
there is no lawful cause to obstruct a Marriage, intended to be solemnized between him and 
Margarett BOYD of said County; These are therefore to authorize and empower you, or any of you 
to celebrate and solemnize the rights of Marriage between the said Seth HARVEY and Margarett 
BOYD and join them together as Man and Wife, in Holy Matrimony. 
Given under my hand and seal of said office, at Greenville the 12th day of May A.D. 1821 

Alexander EVANS Clk 



State of North-Carolina, 
Pitt County. 

To any regular licensed Minister of the Gospel, or Justice of the Peace, for the County aforesaid, 
Greeting. 

Whereas, Bezer BOYD hath entered into bonds, in the Clerk's Office of the County aforesaid, that 
there is no lawful cause to obstruct a Marriage, intended to be solemnized between him and Sally 
BOYD of said County; These are therefore to authorize and empower you, or any of you, to cel- 
ebrate and solemnize the rights of Marriage betwen the said Bezer BOYD and Sally BOYD and join 
them together as Man and Wife, in Holy Matrimony. 

Given under my hand and seal of said office, at office the 19th day of November A.D. 1825. 

James SHEPPARD Clk 



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Assault on George Turnage 



From New Bern District Civil Action Papers, NC Archives Collection DSCR 206.326.1. Contributed 
by Roger E. Kammerer. 

Complaint of George TURNAGE of Craven County to William ORMOND, Justice of the Peace of 
Dobbs County NC, Sept. 29, 1782. [abstracted] 

George TURNAGE made a complaint that on the afternoon of Sept. 25, 1782, he and his wife 
and mother-in-law attended a vendue of goods at the house of Joshua TINDALL in Pitt County. 
It was on the path home in Pitt County, a little after dark, that they were set upon by John 
STANCELL and William SKINNER, Jr., both of Dobbs County, "... Idlers and very ill disposed 
quarrelsome men . . .", along with another man. These three men set upon TURNAGE with 
sticks and clubs and knocked him down on the ground where they kicked him almost speech- 
less. TURNAGE stated that during the attack John STANCELL encouraged the others and cried 
out several times "... G_d Damn him, kill him, kill him ..." TURNAGE said he believed they 
would have killed him if it were not for rescuers who heard his cry of "murder" and turned the 
attackers' attention away from him. TURNAGE stated he then crawled into the bushes and laid 
still, where with his wounds and loss of blood he fainted and lay speechless for some time. 

Complaint of Catherine BUTLER, wife of William BUTLER, of Dobbs County, NC, to William 
ORMOND, Justice of the Peace of Dobbs County, Sept. 26, 1782. [abstracted] 

Catherine BUTLER made a complaint that on Sept. 25, 1782, she was in Pitt County on her way 
home in company with her daughter and son-in-law, George TURNAGE, when they were 
attacked by John STANCELL, James BARFIELD and William SKINNER, Jr., all of Dobbs County, 
"Idlers." These men came running after them with clubs and knocked George TURNAGE to the 
ground and beat him. Turnage cried out "murder," upon which Mrs. BUTLER endeavored to 
pull the men off him. STANCELL then siezed her by the neck and threw her to the ground 
where he kicked her violently in the mouth. Though bleeding, she got up only to be jerked 
down again and kicked in the leg by SKINNER. 

William ORMOND, J.P., commands any law officer in Dobbs County to apprehend John STANCILL 
and William SKINNER, Jr., and be brought before him or some other Justice of the Peace to answer 
the above complaints and to find sureties for their appearance at the next Superior Court. 

William SKINNER, Jr., came before W. ORMOND, J.P., on Oct. 12, 1782 and gave James ROBERTS 
and James COWARD, all of Dobbs County, as sureties of 100 pds. specie each, for SKINNER's 
appearance at the next Superior Court of law and Equity in New Bern on Nov. 15, 1782, for the 
assault on George TURNAGE. 

William SKINNER, Jr., came before W. ORMOND, J.P., on Oct. 12, 1782 and gave William SKINNER, 
Sr., and James COWARD as sureties of 100 pds. specie each, for SKINNER's appearance at the next 
Superior Court of law and Equity in New Bern on Nov. 15, 1782, for the assault on Catherine 
BUTLER. 



PAINFUL ACCIDENT 

(Eastern Reflector, May 26, 1898) 

A few days ago the wife of Mr. S. M. JONES, of Bethel township, met with a painful accident. Mrs. 
JONES was trying to catch a chicken and in some way fell down, dislocating one knee and knocking 
the knee-pan entirely out of position. She has not yet sufficiently recovered to be able to walk. 



PCGQ, February 1997 21 



Queries 



Any info on name William MAYNOR/MAINER, b. NC ca. 1826; mother Nancy ?, b. ca. 

1777. In MS in 1850; married Ann E. SMITH, b. June 25, 1834, MS. Will always share data and pay 
expenses. 

—Helen D. DOTTS; 7501 Palm Ave. #127; Yucca Valley, CA 92284-3652. 

o o o o o o 

HOOTEN, Council, in Lenoir Co. in 1840 census— who were his parents? Anna HOOTEN, Caleb 
HOOTEN & John HOOTEN were in 1820 census of Lenoir Co. A Council HOOTEN also appears in 
1840 census in Pitt County. 

—Sloan S. MASON; 125 Durham Dr.; Fayetteville, GA 30214 (770-460-8615). E-mail 
GLSG9 lA@prodigy.com. 

o o o o o o 

J(ohn) Wilson WELLS, 1776-ca. 1850, of Lenoir and Green Counties. Married twice. First wife 
unknown, possibly an ALDRIDGE, SUTTON or WATERS. Two children by 1st wife: Wilmouth, md. 
a SUGG man; and John, md. Dorcas MOORING, daughter of Henry and Sally BEST MOORING. 
Second wife was Susan CADE. One son: Ephriam, md. Rachel WATERS. Who were J. Wilson 
WELLS' parents, and his place of origin. Palantines? Whre buried? 
—James E. SMITH; 5169 Carlson Dairy Rd.; Summerfield, NC 27358-9210. 

o o o o o o 

Looking for any info, on William MUMFORD, b. ca. 1780 or after, place unknown, parents un- 
known. He married Sally PUGH. William is found in 1810 census. William and Sally had two sons: 
Louis and William. Louis, b. Jan. 31, 1810, Swift Creek, Pitt Co., m. Mary CANNON Mar. 31, 1841. 
They had eight children. Where did William MUMFORD come from? Who were his parents? 
—Gary and Joanne MUMFORD HILL; 944 E. Broadway; Cushing, OK 74023-3538 (918-225-1410). 

o o o o o o 

Perquimans Co., NC: Nathaniel SUTTON and Elizabeth CHANCEY had 2 children (known), a son 

Joseph, b. 1727, and a dau. Deborah, b. 1729/30. Any info, appreciated. 

—Elsie M. DAVID; 3665 D. ST. NE. Apt. A; Salem, OR 97301-2952 (503-585-5780). 

o o o o o o 

Seeking parents and siblings of Elisha HOLT, b. NC, ca. 1802. He was in GA by 1827, married there 
and died in Clayton Co., GA, in 1877. 

—Mrs. Judy M. WEBB; 11261 Longley Rd.; Iowa Park, TX 76367 (817-438-2878). 

o o o o o o 

Looking for info, on Brittain MEEKS, b. Nov. 18, 1763, Pitt Co., NC; served in Rev. War; m. 1783 to 

Mary . Would also like info, on his spouse and her parents. 

—Jeanne HARDEN; 592 Alandale Dr.; Tallmadge, OH 44278-1412 (330-630-2306). 

o o o o o o 

Need any info, on Adeline MANNING of Farmville Township, Pitt Co., who on Aug. 4, 1867 gave 
birth (illegitimate) to Addie C. HOUSE. Addie C. was raised by Addie FORD and George HOUSE of 
Bethel. Need names of parents of Adeline MANNING and any info, on the HOUSES. 
—Jo Ann ROLLINS JONES; 701 Wimbleton Dr.; Raleigh, NC 27609-4351 (919-787-8586). 

o o o o o o 

William ALFRED died Mar. 1840 in Tyrrell Co., NC; md. on May 24, 1818 in Tyrrell Co. to Sarah 
LIVERMAN who d. Dec. 1824 in Tyrrell Co. Children of marriage were Fredrick Ely ALFRED, b. May 
24, 1818; Sarah ALFRED, b. Dec. 15, 1824; Polly ALFRED; George Washington ALFRED. 
— Darrell ROGERS; 340 Cooper Road; Bayboro, NC 28515 (919-745-4736). 



Seeking info, on parents of a James SMITH, b. in Pitt Co. on July I, 1768. He moved to Robeson 
Co., NC, in 1789, where he purchased land on the Great Swamp between Lumberton and 
Elizabeth town. His profession is listed as Blacksmith. His wife's name was Esther, and they had ten 



PCGQ, February 1997 22 



children. James died Oct. 6, 1855, and is buried in the SESSOMS-SMITH Cemetery on the Great 
Swamp. 

—William James SMITH; 317 Oakwood Circle; Danville, VA 24541 (804-793-7432). 

o o o o o o 

Searching for ancestors and descendants of William Jackson McWILLIAMS, b. 1820, md. 1843 to 
Mary Ann MURCH. 1850 census shows him living in Taft's District of Pitt County. 
—Ann McWILLIAMS CAYTON; 691 Oak Bay Rd.; Aurora, NC 27806 (919-322-5251). 

O o o o o 

Seeking info, on Anna Letitia (Leticia) VINES, b. Mar. 18, 1787, d. Dec. 30, 1868, md. Nov. 11, 1805 
to James JOHNSTON, III. They lived near Falkland and were buried in the JOHNSTON family 
cemetery near Falkland. James JOHNSTON, III, had a mercantile store near Falkland. 
— Janie M. JOHNSTON; 303 Grimmersburg St.; Farmville, NC 27828-1427. 



Seeking info, on the following families: BARNHILL, MANNING, JOHNSTON, WHITEHURST, 
HOUSE, EVANS, MCLAWHORN, COREY, HADDOCK, MCGOWAN, FORNES, STOKES, CARSON, 
MATHEWS, SLAUGHTER. 

—Cynthia M. SMITH; 6109 NC 30; Bethel, NC 27812 (919-825-1581). 

o o o o o o 

Seeking parents of Temperance MANNING, b. ca. 1806, md. Benjamin WHITFIELD on June 8, 1825 
and d. Jan. 1866. Think her father may have been Reubin MANNING of Pitt Co., NC. Also seeking 
Mary TAYLOR father [Editor's note: Should this read, Mary Taylors father?] married to William 
MATTHEWS ca. b. 1790. Think she may be Teagle & Selia TAYLOR grandchild. 
—Louise WHITFIELD TRYTKO; 425 W. Merritt Ave.; Merritt Island, FL 32953 (407-453-0050). 

o o o o o o 

John FORBES of 1750s Potasquatank [Pasquotank?] Co., NC, to Pitt Co., 1760s; who were his 

parents? Who were his two wives? Was one wife a SHANNON or SHANNONHOUSE? 

—J. A. L. MILLER, Jr.; 2810-K Carriage Drive; Winston -Salem, NC 27106-5328 (910-723-0500) 

o o o o o o 

Who were parents of Arthur AVERY/AVERETT, d. bef. 1880, father of Mary V. EVERETT, spouse of 
James Henry Qim/Pappy) EVANS? 

— Shirleyan Beacham PHELPS; 5806 NC Hwy 32 South; Plymouth, NC 27962-9732 (919-793-5236). 

O O O O o 

Would like info, on Mary S. COWARD, b. 1869, dau. of Allen COWARD and Elizabeth WILSON. 
Married James H. COX and lived in Swift Creek Township in 1910. They had 4 sons at that time. 
Would like death date and where buried. 

—Gene COWARD; 5706 Kedleston Ave.; Richmond, VA 23234-4739 (804-271-0923). 

o o o o o o 

Cason BRINSON, Sr., b. ca. 1693 in Princess Ann Co., VA, md. Frances MARSH ca. 1718, dau. of 
George MARSH. Their children: John, Cason Jr., Mary B. GIBBS, Sarah B. JONES, James, Amey B. 
PRESCOTT. During 1740s, purchased land in Hyde, Onslow, New Hanover and Craven Counties, 
NC. Died ca. 1765. 

Kenneth Hill BRINSON; 284 Shoreline Drive; New Bern, NC 28562-9519 (919-636-2038). 

o o o o o o 

Where did the Kinston Road and Tar Road meet in Greenville Township during the late 1880s? 
There was a colonial church called English Chapel and a school house belonging to a colonial 
school district in the immediate area. Surrounding land was owned by J. J. FORBES. 
—Jack and Audrey SIRMAN; 4828 Shadeland Drive; Baton Rouge, LA 70816-6723 (504-752-1364). 

o o o o o o 

Request info, on John POWELL, b. 1791?, d. 1850, m. Elizabeth HODGES and then Sidney 
HOLTON. 

— Arlene F. WILLS; 1112a Manchester Drive; Raleigh, NC 27609-5155 (919-781-3625). 



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Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



ADAMS, NOAH 3 

ALDRIDGE 22 

ALFRED, FREDRICK ELY 22 

ALFRED, GEORGE WASHINGTON 

22 

ALFRED, POLLY 22 

ALFRED, SARAH 22 

ALFRED, WILLIAM 22 

ALLEN, IVY 5 

ALLEN, SUSAN 5 

ALSTON, MARTHA, MRS 14 

ANDERSON, JOHN 6 

ARMSTRONG, JAMES 17 

ARNOLD, NOAH 4 

ARNOLD, PATSEY 20 

ATKINSON, ELDER 3 

ATKINSON, POLLY 2 

AVERY/AVERETT, ARTHUR 23 

BAKER, ABRAM 3 

BARBER, S. S., REV. 4 

BARFIELD, JAMES 21 

BARNHILL 23 

BARRETT, JOSIAH 4 

BARRINGTON, NATHAN 7 

BARROW, BEAZER 2 

BARROW, ELEANOR 2 

BEAMAN, COLIN 9 

BEAMAN, JOHN 9 

BEAMAN, JOHN R 9 

BEAMAN, MARY JANE 9 

BEAMAN, MERIA K 9 

BEAMAN, WILLIAM T. 9 

BELCHER, BENJAMIN 4 

BELCHER, MOSES 4 

BELCHER, SHERROD 4 

BEST, SALLY 22 

BLOUNT, ALLEN 2 

BLOUNT, JOHN GREY 12 

BLOUNT, LUCY OLPvOA 12, 14 

BLOUNT, READING S 4 

BOND, FRANCIS 4, 5 

BOSTON, TOM 2 

BOWDEN, NANCY 5 

BOYD, BEZER 20 

BOYD, CAROLINE 7 

BOYD, ERNEST 7 

BOYD, JOHN B 7 

BOYD, MARGARETT 20 

BOYD, MONNIE 7 

BOYD, NAN SAMMONS 7 

BOYD, NANCY 2 

BOYD, SALLY 20 

BOYD, SAMUEL 7 

BRANCH, D. N 5 

BRANCH, TELITHA 5 



BRAXTON, JEP 5 

BRAXTON, JESSE 5 

BRINSON, CASON, JR 23 

BRINSON, CASON, SR 23 

BRINSON, JAMES 23 

BRINSON, JOHN 23 

BRINSON, KENNETH HILL 23 

BRITTON, GEORGE 2 

BROOKS, NANCY 2 

BROWN, JOHN R 4 

BRYAN, ANN 12 

BRYAN, CHARLOTTE 12 

BRYAN, CHARLOTTE EMILY 12 

BRYAN, JOHN H, HON 12 

BRYAN, JOSEPH 12 

BRYAN, MARY 14 

BRYAN, SARAH 14 

BRYAN, SMITHIA A 11 

BUCK, ARES 4 

BUCK, CLAUDE 7 

BUCK, LULA KITE 7 

BUCK, NANCY 2 

BUCK, NOAH 2 

BULLOCK, JAMES 18 

BURNEY, JOHN HENRY 4 

BUTLER, CATHERINE 21 

BUTLER, WILLIAM 21 

BYNUM, 12 

BYNUM, RICHARD A 4 

CADE, SUSAN 22 

CANNON, DAVID 3 

CANNON, MARY 3,22 

CARAWAY, ARCHE 9 

CARAWAY, BEDREADDON, JUN' .... 9 
CARAWAY, BEDREADDON, JUN'R.. 9 

CARAWAY, COLIN 9 

CARAWAY, ELIZABETH 9 

CARAWAY, JOHN 9 

CARAWAY, LUCRECY 9 

CARAWAY, REBECCA 9 

CARAWAY, WILLIAM 9 

CARR, R. A. L 19 

CARSON 23 

CAYTON, ANN MCWILLIAMS 23 

CHANCEY, ELIZABETH 22 

CLARK, LOUISA P. 2 

CLARK, WILLIAM 2, 18 

CLAYTON, D. B., REV. 12 

COBB, CHARLES G 9 

COBB, D. W. 9 

COBB, ELIZABETH 9 

COBB, H. H 9 

COBB, HOWELL H 9 

COBB, OBED 9 

COBB, ROBERT D 9 



COBB, SUSAN D. B. M 9 

COFFIELD, PENELOPE 12, 13 

COOPER, WILLIAM 2 

CORBITT, PEGGY SMITH, MRS. ... 14 

COREY 23 

COWARD, ALLEN 23 

COWARD, GENE 23 

COWARD, JAMES 21 

COWARD, MARY S 23 

COWPER, PULASKI 12 

COX, JAMES H 23 

COX, JORDAN 4 

COX, LEWIS 3 

CRANDELL, CHRISTOPHER, SENR. 

18 

CRANDELL, JOEL 18 

CRANDELL, MARY 18 

CRANDELL, SAMUEL 18 

CRANDELL, WILLIS 18 

CUTTS, MR 4 

DAIL, ELBERT 5 

DANIEL, JOHN H 3 

DAVIS, ELIZABETH HFLLIARD 12, 14 

DAVIS, SUSAN BOWDEN 5 

DAVIS, THOMAS, DR 12 

DEAL, NANCY 5 

DEAL, THEOPHILUS 5 

DENNIS, PATTIE A 5 

DENNIS, SKILTON 5 

DILLON, DEBBIE REE HILL 7 

DIXON 17 

DIXON, ROBERT 4 

DIXSON, ROLIN 16 

DOTTS, HELEN D 22 

DUDLEY, ALLEN 9 

DUDLEY, BESSIE 8 

DUDLEY, EDWARD THOMAS 8 

DUDLEY, LENA MCROY 8 

DUDLEY, REBECCA ELIZA ANN 9 

DUDLEY, VIOLA G 8 

DUDLEY, WILLIE M 8 

EASTON, CLARISSA 2 

EBORN, BENJAMIN E 2 

EBORN, LUCELLA 2 

EDWARDS, ROSA (MRS. FRANK) .. 16 

EGLESTON, JOHN 16 

ELKS, JOHN 5 

ELKS, URIAS 4 

EVANS 23 

EVANS, ALEX/ALEXANDER 6, 20 

EVANS, JAMES HENRY (JIM/PAPPY) 

23 

EVERETT, MARY V. 23 

EWELL, JAMES 3 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



FELLOWS 2 

FELLOWS, ELIZABETH 2 

FELLOWS, JONATHAN 2, 3 

FORBES 2 

FORBES, J. J 23 

FORBES, JOHN 23 

FORBES, NOAH 15 

FORBES, NOAH, SR 17 

FORD, ADDIE 22 

FORNES 23 

FRIZZLE, JONATHAN 4 

GAINER, G. W. 8 

GALLOWAY 2 

GALLOWAY, MARTHA 2 

GALLOWAY, WILLIAM 2 

GARDNER, AMARIAH 3 

GARRIS, NEHEMIAH 5 

GARRIS, SYLVESTER 5 

GASKINS, ALLIE IPOCK 7 

GASKINS, JOSEPH A 7 

GASKINS, JULIA IPOCK 7 

GATLIN, ALFRED 7 

GATLIN, ELIZABETH 7 

GATLIN, ERNEST BRYANT, JR 7 

GATLIN, OLIVER BRYANT 7 

GATLIN, TRIXIE GASKINS 7 

GIBBS, MARY B 23 

GLADSON, MARY 2 

GRANBERRY, GEORGE 3 

GRAY, HELEN JOHNSTON 10 

GRIFFIN, ADDIE E 11 

GRIFFIN, ANNIE L 11 

GRIFFIN, C. M. A 11, 12 

GRIFFIN, CICERO M. A 11 

GRIFFIN, ELIZA 11 

GRIFFIN, JAMES 3 

GRIFFIN, JAMES C 11 

GRIFFIN, JULIA F. 11 

GRIFFIN, KTEE 7 

GRIFFIN, LANIER 2, 3 

GRIFFIN, LENAR 11 

GRIFFIN, MARGARET C 11 

GRIFFIN, MARY A 11 

GRIFFIN, NETTIE C 11 

GRIFFIN, S A 11 

GRIFFIN, SARAH E 11 

GRPMES FAMILY PAPERS 6 

GRIMES, ALSTON GRIMES 13 

GRPMES, ANN 12, 13, 14 

GPJMES, ANN M. E 13 

GRIMES, ANNA 17 

GPJMES, ANNE 16 

GPJMES, BETTIE 14 

GRIMES, BRYAN 12, 13, 14, 17 

GRPMES, BRYAN JR 14 

GRIMES, BRYAN SR 14 

GRPMES, BRYAN, COL 12, 14 

GRIMES, BRYAN, GENL 14 

GRIMES, BRYAN, JR 12, 13 



GRIMES, CHARLOTTE BRYAN 13 

GRIMES, CHARLOTTE EMILY . 13, 14 

GRIMES, DEMSIE 12, 13, 16 

GRIMES, ELISABETH 16 

GRIMES, ELIZABETH 12, 13, 14 

GRIMES, GEORGE FREDERICK 

13, 14 

GRIMES, HELEN ELISE 13 

GRIMES, J. BRYAN 12, 13, 14 

GRIMES, JOHN 13 

GRIMES, JOHN BRYAN 13 

GRIMES, JOHN G. B 12 

GPJMES, JOHN GREY BLOUNT .... 13 
GRIMES, JUNIUS AUGUSTUS . 13, 14 

GRIMES, JUNIUS DANIEL 13 

GRPMES, LUCY OLIVIA 12, 13, 14 

GPJMES, MARY 12, 13, 16 

GRIMES, MARY B 14 

GRIMES, MARY BLOUNT 13 

GRIMES, MARY BRYAN 12, 13 

GRIMES, MARY OCTAVIA 13 

GRPMES, NANCY 12, 13, 14 

GPJMES, OLP/IA BLOUNT 13, 14 

GRIMES, PENELOPE 12, 13, 16 

GRPMES, PENELOPE COFFIELD.... 13 

GPJMES, S ALLIE 13 

GPJMES, SARA 17 

GPJMES, SARAH 12, 13 

GRPMES, SUSAN 12, 13, 14 

GRIMES, SUSAN CALLED BETTIE 

12, 13 

GRIMES, SUSAN PENELOPE 13 

GPJMES, THEODORA BRYAN 13 

GRIMES, WILLIAM 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 

GRIMES, WILLIAM DEMSIE 13 

GRIMES, WILLIE 13 

GRIMES, WILLIE WILLIAMS 14 

GRPMES, WYLLIE 17 

GRPMES, ZILPHA ANN 13, 14 

GRIST, FREDERICK 17 

GRIST, NANCY 12, 14 

GRIST, READING 12, 14, 17 

HADDOCK 23 

HADDOCK, CHARLES 2 

HADDOCK, ELIZABETH 2 

HADDOCK, JOHN 2 

HADDOCK, MIMA 2 

HANCOCK 2 

HANCOCK, JAMES 3, 4, 5 

HANRAHAN, ELIZABETH 12 

HARDEE, BRYANT 5 

HARDEE, FRANCIS 16 

HARDEE, THOMAS, SEN 4, 5 

HARDEN, JEANNE 22 

HARDISON, ANNIE 9 

HARDISON, ANNIE PATIENCE 10 

HARDISON, FANNIE DIXON 10 

HARDISON, FRANK 10 

HARDISON, JAMES T. 10 



HARDISON, JOHN 4 

HARDISON, JOSEPH DENMARK .. 10 

HARDISON, JUNE T. 10 

HARDISON, MARY ELIZA 10 

HARDISON, REBECCA J 10 

HARDISON, REBECCA THOMAS .. 10 

HARDISON, THOMAS JAMES 10 

HARISON, CHAS. A 9 

HARPER, BETSY 11 

HARPER, DREW, MRS 11 

HARPER, EDWARD 5 

HARPER, H. D., REV 11 

HARPER, KAHE 5 

HARRINGTON, JOAB 5 

HARRIS, CARLOS 4 

HARRIS, MARY 3 

HARRIS, STEPHEN 3 

HARRISON, CELAH 2 

HARRISON, DELITHA 2 

HARRISON, ELIJAH 2 

HARRISON, SUSAN D(ILDE). B. M. . 9 

HART, W. F. 5 

HARVEY, SETH 20 

HEATH, WILLIE EDGER 7 

HELLEN, SARAH 2 

HEMBY, ADAM 19 

HEMBY, AMOS J 15 

HEMBY, ANNA 14, 15 

HEMBY, BENJAMIN 15 

HEMBY, ELIZABETH 14, 15 

HEMBY, FREEMAN 19 

HEMBY, HARRIET 19 

HEMBY, HENRIETTA 19 

HEMBY, HEWELL 14, 15 

HEMBY, HUEY 19 

HEMBY, JENNIE 19 

HEMBY, JOAB 14, 15 

HEMBY, LICITTY 15 

HEMBY, LOUISA 15 

HEMBY, MARTHA 15 

HEMBY, MARY 15 

HEMBY, NANCY 14, 15 

HEMBY, ORPA 15 

HEMBY, POLLY 19 

HEMBY, SARAH 15 

HEMBY, WILLIAM 19 

HEMBY, WILLIS 19 

HEMBY, WM 15 

HICKMAN, JESSE 4 

HILL, ACHSA 18 

HILL, E. M., REV. 19 

HILL, GARY 22 

HILL, JOANNE MUMFORD 22 

HILL, POLLY ANN 18 

HINES, PETER E 4 

EUNES, RICHARD 4 

HINES, SHERWOOD 6 

HINSON, FANNIE D 10 

HODGES, ELIZABETH 23 

HOLADAY, SAMUEL 18 



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HOLT ELISAH 22 

HOLTON 23 

HOLTON JAS. L 11 

HOOTEN, ANNA 22 

HOOTEN, COUNCIL 22 

HOOTEN, JOHN 22 

HOTTEN, CALEB 22 

HOUSE 23 

HOUSE, ADDIE C 22 

HOUSE, GEORGE 22 

HOWELL, REBECCA DENMARK .. 10 

HOWELL, ROSA ELLEN 10 

HUGHES, N. COLLIN, REV. 4 

IPOCK, P. D 7 

IPOCK, WILLIAM E 7 

IVES, HORACE 11 

JACKSON, JESSE LILLINGTON 2 

JENKINS, CHARLES 4 

JOHNSON, FEDERICK 4 

JOHNSTON 23 

JOHNSTON [SEE ALSOJONSTON] 

JOHNSTON, ANNALATICIA 11 

JOHNSTON, ANNALATICIA VINES 

10 

JOHNSTON, CHARLES 10 

JOHNSTON, FRANKLIN 11 

JOHNSTON, FRANKLIN VINES 11 

JOHNSTON, JAMES 10 

JOHNSTON, JAMES A 11 

JOHNSTON, JAMES, III 23 

JOHNSTON, JANIE M 23 

JOHNSTON, JOHN C 11 

JOHNSTON, JOHN V. 11 

JOHNSTON, MARTHA 11 

JOHNSTON, MARTHA ADELAID .. 11 

JOHNSTON, POLLY 10 

JOHNSTON, ROBERT 10 

JOHNSTON, STEPHEN ROBERT ... 11 

JOHNSTON, SUSAN OLIVIA 11 

JOHNSTON, WILLIS DIXON 11 

JONES, JO ANN ROLLINS 22 

JONES, S. M 21 

JONES, SARAH B 23 

JONES, SIMON J 4 

JONSTON, ANNALATICIA 10 

JONSTON, STEPHEN F. 11 

JORDAN, DAVID 10 

JORDAN, JAMES 10 

JUDKINS, JOE B 4 

KAMMERER, ROGER6, 12, 14, 15, 16, 

17, 18, 19, 20 

KAMMERER, ROGER E 21 

KEEL, NATHANAEL 2 

KENNERLY, S. W., REV. 4 

KILPATRICK, BRYAN 4 

KIRK, ROBERT 7 

KIRK, RONNIE 7 



KHE, CHARLIE R 7 

KITE, DELIA D 7 

KITE, ESTHER 7 

KITE, FENNER GARFIELD 7 

KHE, FRANCES G 8 

KHE, HANCY M 7 

KHE, IDA MAE 7 

KHE, KORAH R 7 

KHE, LEMUEL ARTIS 7 

KHE, MAHALA ELIZABETH 7 

KHE, RACHEL ANN B 7 

KHE, RETHA EDWARDS 7 

KHE, SAMUEL 7 

KHE, SUSAN A 8 

LANCASTER, CROVER C 8 

LANCASTER, ELLA K 8 

LANCASTER, HAZEL RUTH 8 

LANCASTER, JAMES THOMAS 8 

LANCASTER, KATIE RAY 8 

LANCASTER, WILLIAM JESSE 8 

LANIER, ROBERT F. 2 



LAUGHINGHOUSE, ELMER EARL .. 8 
LAUGHINGHOUSE, ETHEL MCROY 

8 

LAUGHINGHOUSE, HERBERT N. ... 8 



LAUGHINGHOUSE, J. J., ESQ 12 

LAUGHINGHOUSE, JOHN H 7 

LAUGHINGHOUSE, MARTHA E 7 

LAUGHINGHOUSE, MARY OCTAVIA 

12 

LAUGHINGHOUSE, NATHAN 7 

LAUGHINGHOUSE, R. A 7 

LAUGHINGHOUSE, WILLIAM H. .. 5 

LAUGHINHOUSE, JOSEPH 20 

LAWRENCE, DAVID 4 

LEGGETT, JEREMIAH 2 

LEWIS, G. 8 

LEWIS, HATHE E 8 

LEWIS, REATHER MAY 8 

LITTLE, HODGES 18 

LITTLE, POLLY ANN 18 

LIVERMAN, SARAH 22 

LLOYD, PENELOPE 2 

MAGEMPSEY, WM 17 

MANLY, CHARLES, GOV. 12 

MANLY, HELEN 12 

MANNING 23 

MANNING, ADELINE 22 

MANNING, JABE 5 

MANNING, REUBIN 23 

MANNING, TEMPERANCE 23 

MARBLE, MARTHA M 9 

MARSH, FRANCES 23 

MARSH, GEORGE 23 

MASON, SLOAN S 22 

MASON, T. D 4 

MATHEWS 23 

MATTHEWS, WILLIAM 23 



MAY, JAMES W. 4 

MAYNOR/MAINER, WILLIAM 22 

MCCOTTER, ELIZA/ELIZABETH... 11 

MCCOTTERS, JACOB 11 

MCGOWAN 23 

MCINTOSH, KENETH 9 

MCKINNY, DAVE) 6 

MCLAWHON, WARREN 3 

MCLAWHORN 23 

MCROY, A 8 

MCROY, ACY 8 

MCROY, AUGUSTUS (GUS) 8 

MCROY, CHARLE 8 

MCROY, JULIA F. SPEIGHT 8 

MCWILLIAMS, WILLIAM JACKSON 

23 

MEEKS, BRITTAIN 22 

MEEKS, MARY 22 

MEGLOHON, LUKE 5 

MELER, BESSIE MCROY 8 

MELER, GEORGE T./THOMAS 8 

MELER, J. A. L 23 

MELS, ELIZABETH 2 

MELS, HARVEY 4 

MELS, KEZIAH 2 

MELS, SARAH 2 

MELS, WILLIAM 4 

MOORE, ALICY, MRS 3 

MOORE, CHURCHWELL 3 

MOORING, DORCAS 22 

MOORING, HENRY 22 

MORDECAI, S. F. 12 

MORDECAI, SAMUEL FOX 12 

MOYE, GIDEON 6 

MOYE, IRWIN 9 

MOYE, JOHN 3 

MOYE, JOHN F. 15 

MOYE, SUSANNA DEPREE 

GATSEYMOYE 9 

MUMFORD, LOUIS 22 

MUMFORD, SERENY 3 

MUMFORD, WELIAM 3, 22 

MURCH, MARY ANN 23 

MYERS, J. G. B., DR 12, 14 

NELSON, BARBARA 3 

NELSON, MARTIN 2 

NELSON, RACHEL 2 

NOBLE, JESSE 4 

NOBLES, ALLEN S 4 

NOBLES, ISAAC 20 

NOBLES, WARREN 4 

NUMAN, JOHN C 16 

ORMOND, WILLIAM 21 

PAGE, GUILFORD 5 

PAGE, H. S 5 

PARKER, ELIZABETH 2 

PARKER, FEREBY 2 



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PARKER, MANDY 3 

PARKER, ROSA E 10 

PARKER, WILLIAM 14 

PARKERSON, CHARLES/ 

CHARLES E 3 

PATRICK, ALLEN 4 

PATRICK, JOEL 4 

PERKINS, LEMUEL 18 

PETTIT, JEMPMA 2 

PHELPS, SHIRLEYAN BEACHAM .. 23 

PHILLIPS BROTHERS 19 

POTMAN, JACKSON 3 

POPE, THOMAS 3 

POWELL, JAMES 2, 4 

POWELL, JOHN 23 

POWELL, KIDDY 2 

POWELL, KITTY 2 

POWELL, MARGARET 2 

PRESCOTT, AMEY B 23 

PUGH, L. B 11 

PUGH, LEWIS B 4 

PUGH, SALLY 22 

PUGH, WILLIAM A 4 

RANDOLPH, WILLIS 4 

RAYNER, BETSY ANN 10 

RAYNER, JNO 10 

RAYNER, JOHN WRIGHT 10 

RAYNER, RICHD 10 

RAYNOR, SAM 10 

RAYNOR, WILEY 10 

READE, RACHEL 2 

RHAME, JEREMIAH 3 

RIDDLE, CAROLYN 9 

RINGGOLD, JAMES 2 

RINGGOLD, JOHN 2 

ROACH, JAMES 4 

ROBERSON, HENRY 2 

ROBERTS, JAMES 21 

ROGERS, DARRELL 22 

ROGERS, NANCY 2 

ROSS, WM. A 3 

ROUNTREE 2 

ROUNTREE, CHARLES 2 

ROUNTREE, JESSE 4 

ROUNTREE, SUSANNAH 2 

ROYALL, COLIN 9 

SESSOMS-SMITH 23 

SHANNON/SHANNONHOUSE 23 

SHEPPARD, JAMES 17, 20 

SHIVERS, WILLIAM 3 

SIRMAN, AUDREY 23 

SIRMAN, JACK 23 

SKINNER, WILLIAM, JR 21 

SKINNER, WILLIAM, SR 21 

SLAUGHTER 23 

SLAUGHTER, THEOPHILUS 5 

SMITH, ABRAM 5 

SMHH, ALCEY 3 



SMHH, ANN E 22 

SMHH, APSELY OLIVA 15 

SMHH, CALEB 2 

SMHH, CANNON 5 

SMHH, CYNTHIA M 23 

SMHH, ELMER ELLSWORTH . 12, 14 

SMHH, ESTHER 22 

SMHH, HENRY, JR 2 

SMHH, J. W 6 

SMHH, JAMES 22, 23 

SMHH, JAMES E 22 

SMHH, JO AB 15 

SMHH, JOHN 15 

SMHH, JOHN IVEY 15 

SMHH, JOHN S 14, 15 

SMHH, LANEY 2 

SMHH, LEWIS J 4 

SMHH, LOVEY 3 

SMHH, NANCY 15 

SMITH, PATION 3 

SMHH, WILLIAM 5 

SMHH, WILLIAM JAMES 23 

SOPER, CLARISE B 10 

SPEIR, ALICE M 11 

SPEIR, SARAH E., MRS 11 

STANCELL/STANCILL, JOHN 21 

STANCIL, BENJAMIN 4 

STANCE., WILLIE 4 

STICKNEY, JOHN, DR 12, 14 

STOCKS, JOHN 6 

STOCKS, PEGGE 2 

STOCKS, SUSANNAH 2 

STOKES 23 

SUGG 22 

SUMERELL, FREDERICK 4 

SUMRELL, LUCILLE 16 

SUTTON 22 

SUTTON, NATHANIEL 22 

TAYLOR, MARY 23 

TAYLOR, SELLA 23 

TAYLOR, TEAGLE 23 

THOMAS, JOHN 3 

THOMAS, JONATHAN 

THORNTON, ANN 10 

THORNTON, MARY 10 

THORNTON, THAD 10 

TINDALL, JOSHUA 21 

TISON, SUSSANNA D 9 

TRAVIS, WILLIAM 3 

TRIPP, CALEB 5 

TRIPP, HENRY 5 

TRYTKO, LOUISE WHITFIELD 23 

TUCKER, KELY 6 

TUCKER, SARAH 2 

TURNAGE, GEORGE 21 

TURNER, ISAAC 6 

TURNER, JACOB 6 

TURNER, JOHN 6 

TURNER, WILLIAM 6 



TYSON 2 

TYSON, NOAH 3 

VICK, REDDING 18 

VINCENT, JOHN 2 

VINES, ANNA LETITIA (LETICIA) . 23 

VINES, ANNALATICIA 10 

VINES, HENRIETTA 19 

VINSON, JOHN 3 

WALSH, CHESTER 19 

WARD, LUKE 3 

WASHINGTON, GEORGE, GEN 9 

WATERS 22 

WATERS, RACHEL 22 

W ATKINS, JACKEY ANN 

PENELOPE 20 

WEATHINGTON, GIDEON 3 

WEATHINGTON, NANCY 3 

WEBB, JUDY M., MRS 22 

WELLS, EPHRIAM 22 

WELLS, J(OHN) WILSON 22 

WELLS, JOHN 22 

WELLS, WILMOUTH 22 

WETHERSBY, ROBERT 18 

WHHEHOUSE, ELIZABETH 18 

WHHEHURST 23 

WHHFLELD 2 

WHHFIELD, BENJAMIN 23 

WHHLEY, SAMUEL J 4 

WILLIAMS, ALFRED 12 

WILLIAMS, AMOS, REV. 19 

WILLIAMS, J. O'K., GENL 12, 13 

WILLIAMS, JOHN A 3 

WILLIAMS, JOHN O'K., GENL 14 

WILLIAMS, SARAH 14 

WILLIAMS, WM. GRIMES 14 

WILLIS, JOSEPH 3 

WILLS, ARLENE F. 23 

WILSON, ELIZABETH 23 




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PITT COUNTY WILLS. 



Will of Thomas Gorham, 1812 

Will of William Jones, 1776 

Will of James Jones, 1776 



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PITT COUNTY TAX LIST, 1818: CAPT. BUCKS DISTRICT 20 

PITT COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS 21 

QUERIES 23 

INDEX 25 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 30 



FILLERS 



Greenville Items 2 

Personals 5, 18 

PCFR's First Family Reunion 9 

Stop the Villains 19 

Died. Joshua W. Smith 24 

Editors' Notes 29 



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Court Appearance Notices 



Petitions for Partition (usually of land), and other requests for court appearances, are published in 
the newspapers over a given number of weeks, seeking to assure that the concerned parties are 
given due notice. The following advertisements have been gleaned from various papers, primarily 
from the North Carolina Star, published in Raleigh, NC, (on microfilm) by Roger Kammerer and 
Elizabeth Ross. 

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Notice. 

The subscribers qualified at Nov. Term of Pitt County Court, as executors to the last Will and 
Testament of Benjamin MAY, sen. Those having Claims aginst the Estate are hereby notified to 
present them for payment within the time prescribed by Law, otherwise this Notice will be plead in 
the bar of their recovery. Those indebted to said estate are requested to make payment. 

Benjamin MAY, sen., William MAY, James MAY, Executors. 

Pitt County, Dec. 5th 1808. 

[NCStar, Dec. 8, 1808] 

State of NC. Edgecombe County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. February term 1813. 
Jesse WOOTTEN, Silas EDWARDS, in right of his wife Ann, John COBB, in right of his wife 
Winnifred, Bryant EDWARDS, in right of his wife Eliza, Dempsey CORBITT, in right of his wife 
Milley, Stephen WOOTTEN; Ephraim WOOTTEN, Amos WOOTTEN and David WOOTTEN, by 
their guardian Samuel RUFFIN. 

vs. Hardy WOOTEN and Eli WOOTTEN— Petition for Partition. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the defendants, Hardy WOOTTEN and Eli 
WOOTTEN, are not inhabitants of this State — It was ordered, that notice be given to the said 
Hardy WOOTTEN and Eli WOOTTEN, by publication in the Raleigh Star, for six weeks, that unless 
they appear and answer at the next term of said Court, to be held for the county aforesaid, at the 
Court-House in Tarborough on the fourth Monday in May next, the pertition will be taken pro 
confesso and heard exparte. 

Test Edward HALL, c. c. 

[JVC Star, July 2, 1813] 

State of NC. Beaufort County. In Equity. Fall Term. 1813. 

Hutchins G. BURTON, and Sally his wife, Mary JONES, Rob't. A. JONES, an infant by his guardian, 
John W. EPPES, and Patsey, his wife, Joseph B. LITTLEJOHN, Benjamin WILLIAMSON, and Ben- 
jamin MCCULLOCH, complainants. 

VS. William ROSS, exector of John G. L. SCHENCK, Charles HUDSON, Richard HUDSON, Thomas 
HUDSON, Peter HUDSON, William HUDSON, Carry HUDSON, Achilles CARRAWAY, and Elizabeth 
his wife, Richard P. MONTGOMERY, and Sally his wife, heirs at law of John HUDSON, deceased, 
Joseph John SUMNER, administrator of John HUDSON, Thomas H. BLOUNT, executor of Thomas 
BLOUNT, deceased, Cornelius CORNEGYS and John CORNEGYS, defendants. Original Bill. 
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the above Charles, Richard, Thomas, Peter, 
William and Cary HUDSON, Archilles and Elizabeth CARRAWAY, Richard P. and Sally MONTGOM- 
ERY, Joseph John SUMNER, are not inhabitants of this state: it is ordered that publication be made 
in the Star, published in Raleigh for two months, that unless the above named Charles, Richard, 
Thomas, Peter, William and Cary HUDSON, Achilles and Elizabeth CARRAWAY, Richard P. and 
Sally MONTGOMERY, Joseph John SUMNER, Cornelius and John CORNEGYS, appear at the next 
term of this Court, on the fifth Monday after the fourth Monday in March next, and plead, answer 
or demur to the complainant's bill, that the same be taken pro confesso as to them, and set for 
hearing ex parte at the succeeding term. 

From the minutes, Test, Waltar HANRAHAN, CME. 

[NCStar, Jan. 14, 1814] 



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State of NC. Pitt County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. August term, 1814. 
Joseph S. DARDEN and Elizabeth his wife, Godfrey STANCILL and Dorcas his wife, James GARRET 
and Abigal his wife, Simon JONES and Richard JONES an infant, by Joseph S. DARDEN, his guardian, 
vs. Henry JONES. Partition. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant, Henry JONES, is not an inhabitant 
of this State — it is ordered by the Court that publication be made six weeks in the Raleigh Star, that 
the defendant appear at our next Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to be held for the county of 
Pitt, at the Court-House in Greenesville on the first Monday of November next, and plead answer 
or demur or the petition will be taken pro confesso. 

Alexander EVANS, Clk 

[NCStar, Aug. 26, 1814] 

Notice. 

Is hereby given that the subscribers qualified as Executors to the last will and testament of Benj. 
ATKINSON, deceased, at February term of Pitt County court, 1816. — All persons having claims 
against the estate, are requested to present them for payment, within the time limited by law; 
otherwise this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, by note 
or account, are earnestly requested to settle, with cash or note with approved security, within three 
months from this date. Those who do not comply with the ab ove request, may expect to find their 
notes and accounts in the hands of an officer. 

George A. SUGG, 

Peter SUGG, Executors 

February 14, 1816 

Will be Sold. 

On Thursday the 14th of March next, at the late residence of Benjamin ATKINSON deceased, a 
general assortment of dry goods, Hardware of every description, one ton bar iron, two or three 
hundred bushels Turks Island salt, one hundred and seventy-five barrels pork, fifty barrels tar, sixty 
or seventy thousand weight bacon, one hundred kegs of lard, a large quantity of corn, twenty 
barrels brandy, two hundred bushels peas, two wagons Iron, horses, hogs, cattle, sixty or seventy 
head sheep, one elegant carriage and harness, valuable household and kitchen furniture, and a 
number of other articles not mentioned. Six months credit will be given, on the purchaser giving 
notes with approved security. The sale will continue from day to day until all is completed. Also at 
the same time and place will be rented and hired, a part of the Negroes belonging to the estate of 
said deceased. 

George & Peter SUGG, Ex'rs. 

February 14, 1816 

[NCStar, Feb. 23, 1816] 

State of NC. Beaufort County. Amended Bill in Equity. 
John Gray BLOUNT, 

vs. James HARRIS, Wm. HARRIS, Saml HARRIS, Margaret ROSEBOROUGH, Cassendra 
DONWOODEE, Samuel P. HARRIS and Edward HARRIS, Patsey HARRIS, Meky HARRIS, Levy T. 
HARRIS, Kero HARRIS, and Sidney HARRIS, infants, by their guardian Samuel P. HARRIS; Andrew 
PROVINE and Rebecca PROVINE his wife, Robert SLOAN and Martha SLOAN his wife, James 
M'CALLUM & Mary M'CALLUM, his wife, Robert M'CORD and Parmelia his wife, Abner HARRIS, 
Eli, HARRIS, Thomas STEPHENSON and Lydia his wife, heirs at Law of Edward HARRIS dec'd. 

(continued) 



GREENVILLE ITEMS (Eastern Reflector, July 25, 1894, Weds.) 

— Mrs. Mary E. BRILEY, of Martin county, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. S. C. BENJAMIN. 
— Mrs. Caroline CHERRY returned home last week from a visit to her duahgter, Mrs. Eva 
SATCHWELL, of Yatesville, who accompanied her to spend a while visiting her sister, Mrs. 
W. B. GREENE. 



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It having been made appear to the satisfaction fo the Court that the defendants in this case are not 
inhabitants of this State except James M'COLLUM and Mary his wife, and Thomas STEVENSON 
and Lydia his wife. Ordered, that publication be made three months in the Recorder, for those who 
reside out of this State, to appear at the next Superior Court of Law and Equity, to be held for the 
county of Beaufort, at the Court House in Washington the fifth Monday after the fourth Monday 
in September next, then and there cause themselves to be made parties to said Bill or they will be 
dealt with according to the law in such case made and provided. 

Walter HANRAHAN, C. M. E. 

[American Recorder, Washington, NC, Aug. 23, 1816] 

State of NC. Pitt County. Superior Court of Law and Equity September Term. 1816. 
James ENGLISH, 

vs. Jno. SERMON & wife, Elijah CHAMBERLAIN and others. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of this court, that Gatsey, Sally, and Ira LEDON, three of the defen- 
dants in this suit, are not inhabitants of this state; It is ordered that two months public notice be 
given to the aforesaid defendants by avdertisement in the Raleigh Star, that unless they appear at 
the next Term of this Court to be held at the Court-House in Greenville on the fisit Moonday. in 
March next, and put in their answers to the bill of complaint, judgment will be entered against 
them proconfesso. 

W. HANRAHAN, C.M.E. 

[NCStar, Nov. 15, 1816] 

State of NC, Greene County. Court of Pleas and quarter Sessions, August 1819. 
Sarah HARPER, 

vs. Francis HARPER, J. HARPER, Hugh HARPER, Alex HARPER, Blanne HARPER, Robert HARPER, 
Elijah JOHNSON and Elizabeth his wife, Caleb SPIVEY, James SPIVEY, Alexander SPIVEY, Jesse 
HART and Polly his wife, John FOREHAND and Susannah his wife, Ephraim SPIVY by his Guard- 
ian, Alexander SPIVY, and Elizabeth SPIVY by her Guardian John HARPER — Petition for distributive 
share and Dower. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Elijah JOHNSON and Elizabeth his wife, and John 
FOREHAND and Susannah his wife, are not inhabitants of this State; Ordered that publication be 
made for one month in the Star paper printed at Raleigh, for the said Elijah JOHNSON, and Eliza- 
beth his wife, and John FOREHAND and Susannah his wife to appear at our next Court to be held 
for the county aforesaid, at the Court House in Snow Hill, on the second Monday of November 
next, and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the petition should not be granted. 

Attest, A. TOOLEY, Clk 

[NCStar, Sept. 24, 1819] 

State of NC. Edgecombe County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. November Term. 1819. 
George W. KILLEBREW, 

vs. Josiah WORRELL — Original attachment reture "levied on Lan," &c. 

It appearing to the satttfaction of the Court that Josiah WORRELL, the defendant, is not an inhab- 
itant of this state; It is therefore ordered that notice be given the said Josiah WORRELL, by adver- 
tisement for three months in the Star, printed in Raleigh, that unless he appear at the next term of 
this Court, to be held at the Court-House in Tarborough, on the fourth Monday of February next, 
replevy and plead, judgment will entered against him. 

Teste, E. HALL, C. C. 

[NCStar, Jan. 25, 1820] 

State of NC. Pitt County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. November Term. 1819. 
Elizabeth DOWNS, 

vs. the Heirs of Nehemiah DOWNS— Petition for dower. 

It having been made appear to the satisfaction of the Court, that Isaac DOWNS, William DOWNS, 
Silus DOWNS, Elisha and Tabitha HATHOWAY, heirs at Law of Nehemiah DOWNS, are not inhabit- 
ants of this State; Ordered that notice be given said defendants, by publication for two months in 



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the Star, to the said Isaac, Willia, Silus, Elisha and Tabitha, to appear at the next Court to be held 
for the county of Pitt, at the Court-House in Greensville, on the first Monday of February next, 
then and there to answer, otherwise the prayer of the petition will be taken pro confesso. 

Alexander EVANS, Clk. 

[NC Star, Jan. 25, 1820] 

State of NC. Edgecombe County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. November Term, 1819. 
William Edmundsen, Agent of Jesse Woodard, 

vs. Benjamin Amason, jr.. — Original attachment return, "levied on the land and negroes of Ben- 
jamin Amason, dec'd. say all the right said Benjamin Amason, jr. has to said property" 
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Benjamin Amason, jr. the defendant, is not an 
inhabitant of this state; It is therefore ordered that notice be given the said Benjamin Amason, jr. 
by advertisement for three months in the Star, printed in Raleigh, that unless he appear at the next 
term of this Court, to be held at the Court-House in Tarborough, on the fourth Monday of Febru- 
ary next, replevy and plead, judgment will entered against him. 

Teste, E. HALL, C. C. 

[NCStar, Jan. 25, 1820] 

State of NC. Pitt County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. August Term, 1821. 
Joy FOREMAN 

vs. The Heirs at Law of Reuben COBB, deceased 

It having been made appear to the satisfaction of the Court, that James COBB, Reading COBB, 
Mary COBB, Charity THOMAS, Zilpha VAN, Elizabeth TRUSS, Charity PEEBLES, James TRUSS, 
Mary SPAIN, Sarah TRUSS, Jerusha PEACOCK and David COBB, Heirs at Law of said Reuben COBB, 
dec'd., are not inhabitants of this State; It was ordered that notice be given the said James COBB, 
Reading COBB, Mary COBB, Charity THOMAS, Zilpha VAN, Elizabeth TRUSS, Charity PEEBLES, 
James TRUSS, Mary SPAIN, Sarah TRUSS, Jerusha PEACOCK, and David COBB, by publication in 
the Star for six weeks, that unless they appear at the next Court to be held for the county of Pitt, at 
the Court-House in Greensville, on the third Monday of November next, then and there to plead, 
judgment will be entered up against them, and execution awarded against the land so as aforesaid 
to them descended to satisfy the aforesaid judgment and all accruing costs: 

Alexander EVANS, Clk. 

[NCStar, Sept. 21, 1821] 

State of NC. Pitt County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. August Term, 1821. 
William PEEDEN 

vs. The Heirs at Law of Reuben COBB, deceased 

[The remainder of this notice is identical to the one immediately above.] 
Alexander EVANS, Clk. 
[NCStar, Sept. 21, 1821] 

State of NC, Pitt County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. February Term. 1822. 
John BLAND and wife, and Eliza S. MOORE, 

vs. Caswell MOORE and others, heirs of Stewart MOORE, dec'd. — Petition for partition. 

It having been made appear to the satisfaction of the Court that Caswell MOORE, [Meg.] 

MOORE, Megimpsie MOORE, Aldridge MOORE, Viney, the wife of Morgan BUCK, Harriet, the wife 
of John SPEIR, Clemmy, the wife of William BARROW, are not inhabitants of this State; It was 
ordered that publication be made six weeks in the Star, and at the court house, notifying the said 
defendants that they appear at the next Court to be held for the county of Pitt, at the court-house 
in Greensville on the first Monday of May next, then and there to answer the petition of John 
BLAND and Jane his wife, and Eliza S. MOORE, an infant, who sues in this behalf by Walter 
HANRAHAN, her guardian, otherwise the prayer of the petitioners will be taken pro confesso. 

Alexander EVANS, Clk. 

[NC Star, Mar. 29, 1822] 



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State of NC. Lenoir County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions— January Term. 1822. 
Isaiah JOHNSTON and wife and others, 

vs. Henry, James and Simon BELL, Sally ROUSE, Burwell M'LENDON and Nancy his wife, John 
BAKER and Polly his wife, Robert DANIEL and Elenor his wife, James VASS and Charlotte his wife- 
Petition for partition. 

It appearing to the satisfactin of the Court that Sally ROUSE, Burwell M'LENDON and Nancy his 
wife, John BAKER and Polly his wife, Robert DANIEL and Elenor, his wife, James VASS and Char- 
lotte his wife, are not residents of this state, it was therefore ordered that publication be made in 
the State Gazette, for six weeks, that unless they appear before the justices of the Court of Pleas 
and Quarter Sessions to be held for county of Lenoir at the court-house in Kinston, on the first 
Monday in April next, and then and there plead, answer or demur, the petition will be taken pro 
confesso and heard ex parte as to them. 

C. WESTBROOK, C. C. 

[NCStar, Mar. 29, 1822] 

State of NC. Pitt County. Court of Equity— September Term. 1822. 

Luke BENTLEY and others 

vs. Benjamin FORBES and other. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that one of the defendants in this suit (being the 
husband of Honour, formerly the widow of Benjamin BARROW, whose name is BROWN, but 
whose christian name, at this time, cannot be ascertained) resides beyond the limits of this state, 
so that process cannot be served on him; it is ordered, by the Court, that publication be made for 
six weeks in the Raleigh Star, that unless the said BROWN appear at the next term of said court to 
be held at the court house in Greenville, in the county of Pitt, on the first Monday in March next, 
and answer the complaint set forth in said bill, that judgment will be taken pro confesso against 
him. 

Witness, W. HANRAHAN, Clerk and Master of said Court, at office the 26th day of December, 1822. 
W. HANRAHAN, C M E 
[NCStar, Jan. 17, 1823] 

State of NC. Pitt county — May Sessions. 1823. 
Medlin MOORE, widow of R. MOORE, 

vs. Martin MOORE, Samuel MOORE and others.— Petition for dower. 

Ordered that publication be made in the Star, that Samuel MOORE appear before the Justices of 
said Court, on the first Monday in August next, then and there to answer, &c. 

Geo. EVANS, Clerk 

[NCStar, June 13, 1823] 

State of NC. Pitt county— Mav Sessions. 1823. 

Ro. ROBSON and wife, Alpheus STOKES and wife, and Isabella BROWN 

vs. BROWN and Amy BROWN his wife, Allen WARREN, Will. EDWARDS, Warren 

EDWARDS— Petition for partition. 

Ordered that publication be made in the Star, that BROWN and Amy his wife, formerly Amy 

WARREN, appear before the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to be held for the 
county of Pitt, on the first Monday in August next, then and there to answer, &c. 

Geo. EVANS, Clk. 

[NCStar, June 13, 1823] 

(continued) 



PERSONAL. (Eastern Reflector, Jan. 10, 1894, Weds.) 

— Dr. R. L. CARR has returned to Philadelphia to continue his dental studies. 
— Mr. T. E. RANDOLPH, Jr., left last week for Pemberton, Ga., to take a position there. 
— Mr. E. A. MOYE, Jr., left Wednesday morning of last week to resume his medical 
studies in Philadelphia. 



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State of NC. Pitt County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. August Sessions, 1823. 
John KITTERILL et ah, 
vs. Noah KITTERILL. 

Jethro KITTERILL et ah 
vs. Noah KITTERILL. 

Ordered that publication be made in the American Recorder for 3 months that Noah Kitterill 
appear and answer of Judgment will be taken by default. 
George Evans, Clk. 

[American Recorder, Washington, NC, Sept. 19, 1823] 

State of NC. Pitt Coutny. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. August Sessions. 1823. 
Wm MOORE, Thomas COWAN and wife, et ah. 
vs. Sam'l MOORE, et als. — Petition for distribution. 

It having been made appear to the satisfaction of the Court, that Sam'l MOORE is not an inhabit- 
ant of this state, it was ordered that notice be given the said MOORE, by publication in the Star for 
six weeks, that unless he appear at the next November Term of said Court, to be held at the Court 
House in Greensville, then and there to plead, judgment will be entered up against him. 

Geo. EVANS, Clk. 

[NCStar, Sept. 19, 1823] 

State of NC. Greene County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. August Term. 1823. 
William HOLLIDAY, 

vs. The heirs at law of Francis RASBURY, dec'd., — Sci. fa. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that John RASBURY, John BRAND and Elvy his wife, 
who are defendants in this case, are residents of another state; it is, therefore, ordered that publica- 
tion be made for three months, that unless they appear at our next Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions to be held for the county of Greene, at the Court House in Snow Hill, on the second 
Monday of November next, then and there to plead, &c. judgment will be taken pro con fesso and 
the cause heard ex parte as to them, and judgment entered accordingly. 

Witness, William WILLIAMS, Clerk of said Court, at Snow Hill, the 2nd Mon. of August, A.D. 1825 
Wm. WILLIAMS, Clk. 
[NCStar, Sept. 19, 1823] 

State of NC. Greene County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. August Term. 1823. 
Thomas HOLLIDAY, 

vs. The heirs at law of Francis RASBURY, dec'd., — Sci. fa. 

[Note: The remainder of this notice is identical to the one immediately above.] 

Wm. WILLIAMS, Clk. 

[NCStar, Sept. 19, 1823] 

State of NC. Greene County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. August Term. 1823. 

Jonathan EASON, Stephen EASON, John RUFF and Chloe his wife, William TURNAGE and Susan 

his wife, Joshua THIGPEN and Fanny his wife, and Joseph THIGPEN and Clara his wife, 

vs. Isaac SCARBOROUGH and Nancy his wife, and Benj EASON and others — Petition for partition. 

It appearing to the satisfactin of the Court, that William EASON, Seth EASON, Sterling EASON and 

Howel EASON, four of the defendants in this case, are not residents of this state; it is, therefore, 

ordered that publication be made in the Raleigh Star for five weeks, that unless they appear at our 

next Court of Pleas and Quarter Session to be held for the county of Greene, at the Court House in 

Snow Hill, on the second Monday of November next, and show cause to the contrary, the petition 

will be taken pro confesso, and heard ex parte as to them, and a decree made accordingly. 

Witness, William WILLIAMS, Clerk of said Court, at Snow-Hill, the 2nd Mon. of August, A.D. 1823. 

Attest, Wm. WILLIAMS, Clk. 

[NCStar, Sept. 19, 1823] 



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Military Records, 1798-1814 



The following are notes and abstracts from a microfilmed "Record Group 233," Register ofEnlist- 
ments in the U.S. Army 1798-1814, as found at the National Archives. The original appears to have 
been a ledger book of accumulated service information for soldiers from all over the country, taken 
from older records. The information, grouped only by first letter, is full of unknown abbreviations. 
These particular selections are based on birthplace. The reference is to the volume number of the 
microfilm, and to item number for specific individuals on the roll (some out of sequence). Contrib- 
uted by Roger Kammerer. 

Volume 7 

#84 Arthur DAVIS. Age 22 and 4 mon., Private 2nd US Infantry under Capt. W. R. BOOTE. 5 ft. 
8 in. tall, black eyes, black hair, dark complexion, farmer, born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted Sept. 
10, 1807 in Ocumlgee Old Fields by Capt. BOOTE, tried March 11, 1808, for giving liqour 
to prisoners, given 25 lashes; deserted April 20, 1808. Transferred at Baton Rouge Feb. 19, 
1811, to Capt. William LAWRENCE'S Co.; present and accted. for to Nov. 1813. 

#334 Bookey DIXON, born Edgecombe Co., NC 

#377 Baldy DYER. Private 39th US Infantry under Col. J. WILLIAMS. 5 ft. 10 in. tall, blue eyes, 
black hair, sandy/fair complexion, farmer, born Greenville, NC. Enlisted Nov. 20, 1814, by 
Ensign R. B. HARVEY [OR HARNEY?] for 5 years. Stationed at Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 20, 
1814, in Lt. W. A. COVINGTON'S Co.; died Feb. 1815. 

#393 Caleb DAVIS, born Edgecombe Co., NC 

#532 Daniel DAVIS. Age 33. Private 8th US Infantry. 5 ft. 4 1/2 in. tall, dark eyes, dark hair, light 
complexion, farmer, born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted Nov. 9, 1814, at Dublin under Capt. 
LAPRADE for 5 years. Stationed at Ft. Hawkins Dec. 31, 1815; deserted May 1, 1816, was at 
Ft. Marks, Fla.; jailed for desertion March 10, 1818 until released Aug. 9, 1821. 

#1215 Hardy DUNN. Age 35, born New Bern, NC. 

#1438 Jesse DAVIS. Age 18. Private 20th US Infantry. 5 ft. 4 in. tall, hazel eyes, dark hair, yellow 
complexion, farmer, born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted July 1, 1814 in New Bern/or Suffolk, Va., 
under Lt. John H. HOWARD. Stationed at Suffolk, Va. July-Aug. 1814 in Capt. W. S. JOTTS 
Co. Was at Norfolk, Va., March 15, 1815; listed on casualty roll as sick in hospital in April 
1815; reported to be entitled to an honorable discharge. 

#1492 John DAVIS. Age 35 or 47, born Dobbs Co., NC. 

#1927 John DICKINSON. Age 38, born New Bern, NC; sailmaker. 

#2194 James DOUGLAS. Age 21, born Martin Co., NC. 

#2397 John DUNBAR. Age 19, of NC and Kentucky. 

#2560 Lemuel DAVIDSON. Age 42, born Martin Co., NC; hatter. 

#2980 Robert DANIEL. Age 22. Private 43rd US Infantry. 6 ft. 1 in. tall, blue eyes, light hair, light 
complexion, farmer, born Martin Co., NC. Enlisted May 24, 1814, at Plymouth, NC, by 
Capt. Henry GARRETT, discharged at Ft. Hampton on Aug. 1, 1815, when term expired 
(see pension case). 

#3035 Richard DESMOND. Age 25, born Lenoir Co., NC. 

#3135 Simon DELOACH. Age 27, Private 39th US Infantry. 5 ft. 8 in. tall, hazel eyes, sandy hair, 
fair complexion, farmer, born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted Nov. 21, 1814, by Lt. SOMERVILLE for 
5 years. Served in several companies; discharged at Ft. Scott, Ga., Nov. 20, 1819, when 
term expired (see pension case). 

#3647 Wiley DAVIS. Age 26, born Martin Co., NC. 

#3641 William DAVIDSON. Age 30, born Martin Co., NC. 



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Volume 13 

#1762 Solomon JONES, age 19, born Craven Co., NC. 
#1751 Shadrick JONES, age 30, born Green Co., NC. 

#1462 Martin JENKINS, age 24. Private 43 US Infantry under Capt. Henry GARRETT. 5 ft. 9 in. 

tall, gray eyes, light complexion, light hair, farmer; born Martin Co., NC. Enlisted May 21, 
1814, at Tarboro, NC; stationed at Ft. Hampton, where he was discharged Aug. 1, 1815 
(see pension case). 

#1309 John JORDAN, age 40. Rect. S. F. Capt. J. NICHOLSON. 5 ft. 7 in. tall, dark eyes, dark hair, 
dark complexion, farmer; born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted Feb. 7, 1814 at Elizabethtown, NC, 
discharged Feb. 7, 1814 [?]. 

#1 140 Isham JONES, age 18, born Lenoir Co., NC 

#823 John JENKINS, age 22, Private 43 US Infantry under Capt. Henry GARRETT. 5 ft. 10 in. 

tall, dark eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, cooper; born Martin Co., NC. Enlisted June 14, 
1814, in Tarboro, NC, for five years; died at Ft. Norfolk on June 1, 1818. 

#643 John JACKSON, age 23, born Martin Co., NC. 

#519 Hezekiah JACKSON, age 34, born Beaufort, NC. 

#470 George JENKINS, age 21, born Washington, NC. 

#455 George JACKSON, age 24, born Martin Co., NC. 

#241 Charles JUDKINS, age 43. Private 43 US Infantry under Capt. Edward TATNALL. 5 ft. 8 in. 
tall, blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, farmer; born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted Jan. 7, 1814, 
at Louisville, GA, by Lt. GATES for five years. Stationed at Ft. Barrington, taken prisoner 
Jan. 13, 1815, at Point Peter. 

Volume 24 

#559 Little VOWELL. Age 18. Private 39th US Infantry. 5 ft. 6 in. tall, born Greenville, NC. 
Enlisted Oct. 25, 1813, at Knoxville, Tenn, by Capt. William WALKER for one year. 

#486 Jesse VINCENT. Age 25, born Craven Co., NC. 

#149 Edward VAN. Age 21, born Martin Co., NC. 
#2827 William TYSON. Age 20, from Hyde Co., NC. 
#2836 Zachariah TURNAGE. Age 14, born Chesterfield, SC. 

#2530 Thomas TYSON. Age 20. Private 10th US Infantry. 5 ft 10 in. tall, hazel eyes, dark hair, 

dark complexion, laborer, born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted May 27, 1813, at Wadesboro, NC, by 
Lt. DUFPHEY for 5 years. Served in several companies; discharged May 27, 1818, at Ft. 
Crawford when term expired. 

#2390 Thomas TAUNT, Sr. Age 40, born Craven Co., NC. 

#2391 Thomas TAUNT, Jr. Age 18, born Craven Co., NC. 

#1946 Nathaniel THIGPEN. Age 38, born Edgecombe Co., NC. 

#1746 Lewis TEAL. Age 37. Private US Rifles. 5 ft. 8 in. tall, hazel eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 
farmer, born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted Aug. 22, 1814, at Lancaster, SC, by Robert CAMPBELL for 
5 years. Served in several companies; discharged Aug. 21, 1819, when term expired. 

#912 Irvin TAUNT. Age 21, born Craven Co., NC. 

Volume 11 

#1058 David HORN. Age 22, born Onslow Co., NC. 

#1749 Henry HARDISON. Age 19. Rect. S. F. Regiment under Capt. F. BROOKS. 5 ft. 8 in. tall, blue 
eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, farmer, born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted March 17, 1814, for 
one year. Stationed at Washington, NC; was listed present but sick Aug. 31, 1814. 

#1883 Henry HOMES. Age 17, born Beaufort Co., NC. 



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#1905 Harmon HOWARD. Age 22, born Onslow Co., NC. 
#1942 Howell HUMPHREY. Age 30, born Onslow Co., NC. 
#2227 John HAMILTON. Age 22, born Beaufort Co., NC. 

#2413 Jethro HARDY/HARDEE. Age 22. Sergt. 24th US Infantry. 5 ft. 1 1 in. tall, blue eyes, light 
hair, dark complexion, farmer, born Pitt Co., NC. Enlisted Sept. 8, 1813 by Lt. HAYS for 5 
years. Was at Ft. Gladson from Feb. 28, to June 30, 1818. Discharged at Ft. Hawkins on 
Sept. 18, 1818 (see pension case). 

#2592 James S. HART. Age 20. Private 2nd US Rifles. 6 ft. 2 in. tall, blue eyes, dark hair, light 
complexion, laborer, born Green Co., NC. Enlisted May 31, 1814, in Kentucky by Lt. 
LONDON. Discharged at Detroit, Mich., on June 30, 1815 (see pension case). 

#2647 James HARVEY. Age 18, born Beaufort Co., NC. 

Volume 26 

#6014 Zadock WOOD. Age 22, born Craven Co., NC. 

#5883 William WOOD. Age 23, born Onslow Co., NC. 

#5749 William WILLIAMS. Age 22, born Craven Co., NC. 

#5705 William WILKINSON, born Martin Co., NC. 

#5451 William WARD. Age 18, born Martin Co., NC. 

#5059 Thomas WARD. Age 18, born Martin Co., NC. 

#4864 Sampson WIGGINS. Age 28, born Edgecombe Co., NC. 

#4482 Robert WEATHERSBY. Age 21, born Martin Co., NC. 

#4386 Redden WADE. Age 22, born Lenoir Co., NC. 

#4092 McGilberry WYATT. Age 16, born Martin Co., NC; cabinet maker. 

#4049 Mathew WILLIAMS. Age 23, born Craven Co., NC. 

#4053 Moses WILLIAMS. Age 14, born Washington [Beaufort Co.], NC 

#3997 Matthew WELCH. Age 22, born Beaufort Co., NC. 

#3667 Joseph WORNER. Age 26, born Beaufort Co., NC. 

#3641 James WOOLERSON. Age 20, born Green Co., NC. 



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Bible and Family Records 



THE JOHN KENNEDY BIBLE 

From a copy in the possession of Kathleen Whichard of Greenville, NC. The record begins: "Old 
English Bible, (middle section after Malachi)" Contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

John Kennedy Son of John Kennedy & Elizabeth his wife was born March 6, 1735 and was married 

to Absley Holland [?], September 23, 1762 
Absley Spier, Daughter of John Speir and Martha his wife was born the 27th Day Jan. 1728 

Apsley Kennedy, daughter of Wm Kennedy and Apsley his wife was born the 22 January in the year 
of Our Lord 1764 

John Kennedy, Son of John Kennedy and Apsley his wife was born November 30th 1765 
William Kennedy Son of John Kennedy and Apsley his wife was born 30th July 1768 
Twins: 

Martha Kennedy, daughter of John and Apsley his wife was born 16th May 1770 
Willie Kennedy, Son of John & Apsley his wife was born 16th May 1770 

"Oust before St. Matthew — middle Section)" 

Parted this life Wm Absley Kennedy wife of John Kennedy the 13th November 1800 at 3 of the 
clock in the morning — aged 79 years & 9 months 

"(Back of the first page in the Bible)" 

Ann Adam departed this life August 11th 1760 in the 67 year of her life 
John Kennedy departed this life May the first 1769 in the 72 year of his age 

Martha Kennedy departed this life the fifth day of September 1771 age one year & about 4 months. 
"(on front of first page in the Bible)" 

Parted this life Wm. Absley Kennedy wife of John Kennedy Esq. the 12th November 1802 at 2 of the 
clock in the morning. Age 72 years & 9 months. And whose funeral Sermon was preached 

the first day of February following by a Mr. Patterson, from XIV6 [looks like 6L13U] St. 

John The subject matter of which is Blessed are they who die in the Lord, for they rest from 
their labours, and their work do follow them. 

? (John] Kennedy departed this life the 1st day of September 1801 Aged 66 years & 6 months 

Wiley Kennedy departed this life the 12th day of September 1808 about 12 Oclock at night 38 years 
& about 4 months — he died at Mr W Cauley's near Hillsborough 



THE JOHN KENNEDY [JR.] BIBLE 

From a copy in the possession of Kathleen Whichard of Greenville, NC. Her records refer to this 
Bible as the "1808 Kennedy Bible." Contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

MARRIAGES 

John Kennedy & Elizabeth Hardy Simpson Easton were married thursday 25th February 1801 at 
Milton near Greenville, Pitt County, No Carolina by the Reverend Nathaniel Blount 

Warren Easton Kennedy & Harriet Ann S. Lanier were married Monday Nov 18, 1833 by Samuel 
Latham, Esq. 

William Kennedy Delnney & Mary Spier Kennedy were married Thrusday 2nd September 1841 at 

Greenville No Carolina by the Rev. N. A. Purify. 
Edward Patrick & Susan Simpson Kennedy were married Wednesday 17th April 1844 at Greenville 

No Carolina by Goold Hoyt, Esq. 
John S. Kennedy and Abbsley Grist were married June 4th 1857, near Washington, North Carolina 

by Rev. Edwin Geer. 



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BIRTHS 

John Kennedy Son of John Kennedy and Absley his wife was born November 30th 1765 
Elizabeth Hardy Simpson Easton now the wife of John Kennedy was born at Chatteam, Pitt County, 
No Car., May 12th 1789 

John Simpson Kennedy Son of John Kennedy and Elizabeth his wife was born June the 5th 1809 
Ann Eliza Kennedy daughter of John Kennedy and Elizabeth, his wife, was born November 16th 
1810 

Warren Eason Kennedy, Son of John & Elizabeth, his wife, was born November 8th 1813 
Absly Spier Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy and Elizabeth, his wife, was born the 11th of 
February 1816 

Susan Simpson Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy and Elizabeth, his wife, was born 12th March 1817 
Mary Spier Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy and Elizabeth, his wife, was born 18th March 1818 

DEATHS 

John Kennedy Son of John Kennedy and Absley, his wife, died the 14th July 1826 Aged 60 years 7 
months and 16 days 

Elizabeth H. S. Brimhley [Brinkley ?] wife of John Kennedy died in Greenville, October 20th 1844 

Absley Spier Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy and Elizabeth his wife, died the 13th September 

1817. Aged 1 year 7 months and 2 days 
Ann E(liza) Kennedy daughter of John Kennedy and Elizabeth his wife died June 11th 1838 at 

Horner's near Washington, No. Car. 
Susan S. Patrick daughter of John Kennedy and Elizabeth, his wife, died in Greene Co. near 

Hookerton, No. Car. March 27th 1845 
Warren Eason Kennedy, Son of John Kennedy and Elizabeth, his wife died the 20th December 1882 

at 2 Oclock AM at Atlanta, Ga. and was buried in Greensboro, Alabama 

THE WARREN EASON KENNEDY BIBLE 

From a copy in the possession of Kathleen Whichard of Greenville, NC. Contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 
BIRTHS 

Warren Eason Kennedy Son of John Kennedy Elizabeth Kennedy his wife was born at Hes [illeg.] 

near Washington, Beaufort County N.C. Nov. 8, 1813 
Martha Elizabeth Kennedy daughter of Alfred & Martha Forbes was born near Greenville Pitt 

County, N.C. April 25th 1834 
Alfred Forbes Kennedy Son of Warren Eason & Martha Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kennedy, his wife/was born 

Saturday. Jan. 12th 1872 — Marengan [Marengo?] County. Ala. 
Arthur John Kennedy Son of Warren Eason Kennedy & Martha Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kennedy his wife, 

was born Tuesday night. March 20th 1874 — Perry County, Ala. 

MARRIAGES 

Warren E. Kennedy & Martha Elizabeth Forbes daughter of Alfred & Martha Forbes was married near 

Greenville N.C. Pitt County N.C.January 9, 1870 
Alfred Forbes Kennedy & Ora Violetta Whichard daughter of David Fleming Whichard & Violetta 

Hearn Jordan was married Sept. 19, 1893 
Robert David Whichard & Ora Kathleen Kennedy daughter of Alfred Forbes & Ora Violetta Kennedy 

were married at Greenville N.C. April 10, 1920 
Eli Moffiett Costner & Mary Gray Kennedy daughter of Alfred Forbes & Ora Violetta Kennedy were 

married Dec. 25, 1923 at 10:30 Oclock at home Bertie Co., RFD 1. Aulander, N.C. by Rev. R. 

C. Fortune 

DEATHS 

Warren Eason Kennedy. Died at Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday morning at Three O'clock Dec. 20, 1882 
Arthur John Kennedy died near Greenville, N.C. Monday night at 10 minutes of eleven o'clock Oct. 
17, 1892 



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Martha Elizabeth Kennedy died at 10 min. past 3 o'clock Tuesday morning. March 3, 1903. 
Greenville, N.C. 

THE ALFRED FORBES BIBLE 

From a copy in the possession of Kathleen Whichard of Greenville, NC. Contributed by Elizabeth 
Ross. 

MARRIAGES 

Alfred Forbes and Martha was married the 27th of September In the year of our Lord 1827 
BIRTHS 

Arthur Gusta Forbes was born 20th of July in the year of 1827 Sunday 
Mary Dellever Forbes was born the 20th of June [?] in the [torn or cut out] 
John E. Forbes was born the 26 of December the year of 1832, Monday 
Martha E. Forbes was born 25th of April in the year of 1834 — Friday 

Susan C. Forbes was born 23rd of October In the year of Our Lord 1835 [struck through], Sunday 
Richard Augustus H. Forbes was born the 29 of July 1847. Saturday 

Alfred Forbes was born the 8th of June in the year of Our Lord 1806 

Laura Louisa? Josephine Forbes was born the 29th of July in the year of Our Lord 1838 Sunday 
Alfred Archibald Forbes was born the 3rd of February 1842, Thrusday 

M. D. Blanche Forbes was born Sep 29th 1859 

B [? looks like B aNnes] born [remainder illeg.] 

B [? looks like B ahnia] born Nay? the 8 1861 

DEATHS 

Arthur Gust Forbes Departed the life September the 21 in the year of Our Lord 1844 Aged 16 years 
two months and one day 

Alfred Forbes Died May 16th 1847 

Laura L. Forbes Died Oct 3d 1847 

Martha Forbes departed this life the 30 of October 1863 

Richard A. H. Forbes departed this life 14th of May 1867 

written in pencil: 
Marriages 

G. F. Evans and M. J. [or I.?] Evans was married the 7th of October 1866 



THE WHICHARD KENNEDY BIBLE 

From a copy, entitled "The Whichard Bible, 1832," in the possession of Kathleen Whichard of 
Greenville, NC. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. The records shown may have been 
copied originally from two Bibles. Kathleen is the daughter of the late Robert Whichard and Ora 
Kathleen Kennedy. 

MARRIAGES 

Amelius Gray Jordan and Mary Bauldwin was married April 16th 1833 
David F. Whichard and Violetta H. Jordan was married Feb 20th 1855 
A. Forbes Kennedy and Ora V. Whichard were married Sept. 19, 1893 
Robert D. Whichard and Ora Kathleen Kennedy were married April 10th 1920 

BIRTHS 

Children of David Fleming and Violetta Hearn Whichard: 
Magnolia Whichard was born Dec 16th 1855 



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Claudius Linden Whichard was born April 1st 1857 
Julian Robert, Son of D. F. & V. H. Whichard was born Jan 11th 1859 
Frank, Son of D. F. & V. H. Whichard was born Feb 2nd 1861 
David J., Son of D. F. & V. H. Whichard was born Aug. 8th 1862 
Willis, Son of D. F. & V. H. Whichard was born April 24th 1866 

From a second Bible?: 

David Fleming Whichard & Violetta Hearn Jordan married Feb 20, 1855 

1. Magnolia Whichard born Dec. 16, 1855 Died June 19, 1870 

2. Claudius Linden Whichard born April 1st 1857-Died March 25, 1864 

3. Julian Robert Whichard born Jan 1 1, 1859 

4. Frank Whichard born Feb 2, 1861 Died Feb 18, 1861 

5. David Jordan Whichard born Aug 8, 1862 

6. Willis A. Whichard born April 24th 1866 Died Oct. 6, 1867 

7. Louis Hilliard Whichard born May 18, 1868 Died July 6, 1871 

8. Viola Whichard born July 11, 1870 Died Aug 10, 1871 

9. Clarence Brown Whichard born Sept. 10, 1872 Died Jan. 3, 1928 
10. Ora Violetta Whichard born June 2, 1875 Died [blank] 

Alfred Forbes Kennedy and Ora Violetta Whichard were married Sept. 29, 1893 

1. Arthur Eason. Son of A. F. & Ora V. Kennedy was born March 20. 1895 Died March 25, 1905 

Wed. in Greenville 

2. Alfred Forbes Jr. Son of A. F. & Ora V. Kennedy was born Sept 14, 1896— 3rd & Pitt St. Monday 

Greenville NC 

3. Ora Kathleen Kennedy, daughter of A. F. & O. V Kennedy was born January 4, 1899 — on 3rd & 

Pitt St. Wednesday Greenville NC 

4. Mary Gray Kennedy, daughter of A. F. & O. V. Kennedy was born August 6, 1900. on 3rd & Pitt 

St. Monday, Greenville NC 

5. David Warren, Son of A. F. & O. V. Kennedy was born December 28, 1902 on Sunday, 3rd & Pitt 

St. Greenville. NC 

6. Clarence Robert, Son of A. F. & O. V Kennedy was born Oct. 22, 1904, on 3rd & Pitt St. Sat. 

Greenville, NC Died July 22, 1905 

7. Elizabeth Violetta, daughter of A. F. & Ora V. Kennedy was born Feb. 4th 1907 Monday at 

Panacea Springs, N.C. 

8. Aimee Jordan, daughter of A. F. & Ora V. Kennedy was born Oct 24, 1908 at Panacea Springs 

NC. Sat. 

9. Arthur John, Son of A. F. & Ora V. Kennedy was born at Panacea Springs NC July 31st 1910. 

Sun. 

10. Ella Claire, daughter of A. F. & Ora V. Kennedy was born Oct. 20, 1916. Friday in Greenville, 

NC 

11. (Baby Girl died at Birth Named Florence by John.) 
BIRTHS 

Amelius Gray Jordan was born May the 6th 1810. 
Mary Bauldwin Jordan was born November the 1st 1815. 

Violetta H. Jordan. Daughter of Amelius G. Jordan and Mary his wife was born February 20th 1835. 
William G. Jordan. Son of A. G. Jordan and Mary his wife was born Sept. 18th 1836. 
Sarah C. Jordan. Daughter of A. G. Jordan and Mary his wife was born January 3 in the Year of Our 
Lord 1841. 

Sarah Bicon Baldwin was Born in the Year of Our Lord 1778 on 29th of December. 
DEATHS 

William G.Jordan died 18th November 1836 
Mary Baldwin died 7th 1836 [month not given] 

Sarah C.Jordan daughter of A. G. Jordan and Mary his wife died 9th of May 1841 
Sarah B. Baldwyn died May 15th 1844 



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Frank Son of D. F. & V. H. Whichard died Feb. 18th 1861 
Mary A. Jordan died Aug. 25th 1866 
Arthur E. Kennedy died March 25, 1905 
Clarence Robert Kennedy died July 22, 1905 

THE JUDITH DEANES DUPREE BIBLE 

From transcript contributed by Ysobel D. (Mrs. John S.) Litchfield of Washington, NC. The Holy 
Bible, published (no date) by B. F. Johnson and Co., Richmond, VA. 

Presented to Judith Deanes Dupree by Joseph A. Dupree November 2, 1887 

Presented to Deanie Dupree November 2nd 1887 the day she was 27. 1 hope I will always love this 
book as I do now. 

Marriag es 

Joseph A. Dupree of Greenville, N.C. and Judith D. Boone of Murfreesboro, N.C. on May 3rd 1882 at 

Murfreesboro, N.C. by Rev. R. T. Vann. Witness: Charles T. Vaughan, William F. Bynum 
William Boone and Judith Deans were married May 3, 1835 
Thomas B. Dupree and Sallie A. May were married May 4, 1849 
Joseph A. Dupree and Judith D. Boone were married May 3, 1882 by Rev. R. T. Vann 

Births 

Walter Boone Dupree was born Apr. 19th 1885 
Alvin Deanes Dupree was born Jan. 29th 1888 
Thomas O'Hagan Dupree was born May 3, 1890 
Mary Lucy Dupree was born Oct. 8, 1893 
William Boone Dupree was born Nov. 9, 1898 

Deaths 

Walter Boone Dupree died on December 9, 1886, Pneumonia, aged 1 year and eight months. 
Joseph Alvin Dupree died Aug. 23, 1901 of Typhoid Fever, aged 54 years and 7 months 

[Note by Y. Litchfield points out that the marriage date for Judith Deans and William Boone in this 
Bible does not agree with the date given in Judith Deanes Boone's Bible (see also).] 



THE BOONE FAMILY BIBLE 

From transcript contributed by Ysobel D. (Mrs. John S.) Litchfield of Washington, NC; owned by Dr. 
Wm. R. Lynch of New York, NY. Harding's Royal Edition, The Holy Bible, (no pub. info). 

Title page: July 8, 1892 

Judith P. Boone 

Harding's Royal Edition, The Holy Bible 

Marriages 

William Boone and Judith P. Deanes were married May 4, 1837 in Murfreesboro, Hertford Co., N.C. 
James Daniel Boone and Fannie A. Moore were married Jan. 15, 1864 by Rev. A. McDowell 
Thomas Deanes Boone and Margarett W. Vann were married Dec. 8, 1864 by Rev. R. R. Savage 
Lucy T. Boone was married to Dr. W. G. Freeman on the 25th day of Feb., 1869, by Rev. A. McDowell 
Robert Land Boone and Eliza. B. Deloatch were married Dec. 6, 1876 by Rev. R. R. Savage 
Judith Deanes Boone was married to Joseph Dupree on the 3rd day of May, 1882, by Rev. R. T. Vann 

Births 

William Boone, son of James Boone and Lucy, his wife, was born April 23rd, 1812, in Northampton 
Co., N.C. 



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Judith P. Deanes, daughter of Thomas and Susanna Deanes was born Dec. 1st, 1821 in Hertford Co., N.C. 

James Daniel Boone, son of William and Judith Boone was born Feb. 17, 1838, in Murfreesboro, N.C. 

Thomas Deanes Boone was born October 12, 1840 in Northampton Co., N.C. 

William Henry Boone was born July 9, 1842 in Northampton Co., N.C. 

John Wynns Boone was born 3rd March, 1844 

Lucy Tyner Boone was born 8th June, 1847 

Walter Boone was born June 9, 1849 

Susan Perry Boone was born January 2, 1851 

Charles Boone was born May 8, 1852 

Robert Land Boone was born November 30, 1853 

Wilieanna Alice Boone was born Feb. 29, 1856 

Mary Estelle Boone was born October 19, 1857 

Judith Deanes Boone was born November 2, 1859 

Bessie Boone, daughter of R. L. Boone and E. B. Boone, was born Dec. 15, 1877 
Deaths 

William Henry Boone, third son of William and Judith Boone died 22nd April, 1856 of Congestive 
chill. 

Jno. W. Boone, fourth son of Wm. and Judith Boone, died December 18, 1861 at Fredericksburg, Va. 

of Pneumonia, a soldier in the Confederate Army 
Willie A. Boone, 3rd daughter of Wm. and Judith Boone died October 18, 1862 of dyptheria 
Susie P. Boone, 2nd daughter of Wm. and Judith Boone died October 20, 1879 of typhoid fever 
William Boone died at his home in Northampton Co., N.C. on Sunday, Sept. 11, 1881 of Typhoid 

Fever, age 69 years, 4 months and 18 days. 

Cli pping from a paper found between pages in the Bible: 

"In Loving Memory" — At St. Christopher's Hospital in Norfolk, Va., Nov. 22, 1909, death 
claimed as its victim, one of Northampton's most noble daughters, Mrs. Jordon Edwards (nee Miss 
Mollie E. Boone). She was the third daughter of Wm. Boone and his wife, Judith Deans Boone. 

She was born near Robert's Chapel Church in Northampton County, Oct. 19, 1857 . . . She is 
survived by a devoted husband, a niece, Miss Bessie Boone, who was as a daughter and sister Lizzie E. 
Adkins, whom she had adopted. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Hyman of Greenville, and four 
brothers — Thomas D. Boone, Clerk of the Superior Court of Hertford County, Walter Boone of 
Norfolk, Virginia, and Charles Boone of Georgetown, S.C. . . . 

She joined the Baptist Church at Murfreesboro at the early age of sixteen and while she was a 
pupil at C.B.F. Institute, where she graduated with honor in 1874. She afterwards moved her member- 
ship to Robert's Chapel Baptist Church. After her marriage to Mr. Jordon Edwards, June 24, 1886, she 
joined Margarettsville Baptist Church. . . . 

She was laid to rest in the family cemetery at her old home near Robert's Chapel Church. Her 
funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. B. Waff, and her former paster, Rev. C. W. 
Scarborough. 

. . . .her cousin, Mrs. C. W. Harrell, Rich Square, N.C. 

THE WILLIAM J. AND MARY ANN E. HARDISON BIBLE 

From transcript contributed by Ysobel D. (Mrs. John S.) Litchfield of Washington, NC, who also owns 
the Bible. Vie Holy Bible, published 1856 by Jesper Harding, Philadelphia. 

Funeral notices enclosed (white paper, black ribbon, black writing; hand delivered door-to-door by a 
servant or relative): 

J. B. Hardison — Holly Springs Church 

2:00 — Rev. Mr. Wright and Durrell 
Interment — Baptist Cemetery 
Apr. 14, 1916 



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W. J. Hardison — at his late home 

10:30 a.m. — Rev. Mr. Reid and Dowell 
Interment — public cemetery 
July 7, 1908 

Mrs. W. J. Hardison 

3:00 — Family residence 
(no date) 

Family Names — Births. When and Where: 

George Robert, 8th issue of W. J. and Mary Hardison was born Oct. 29, 1870 

Wm. Henry Hardison, first issue of W. J. Hardison and Mary A. E. Hardison was born May 14, 1857, 

Williamston, Martin Co., N.C. 
Tallulu Vernon, second issue of W. J. and M. A. E. Hardison was born October 14, 1858, Williamston 
Carnavella, third issue of W. J. and M. A. E. Hardison was born Dec. 1, 1860, Williamston 
Ophelia, fourth issue of Wm. J. and M. A. E. Hardison was born May 21, 1862, near Williamston 
John Ben, fifth issue of Wm. J. and M. A. E. Hardison was born Feb. 1, 1865 near Williamston 
Mary Bet, sixth issue of Wm. J. and M. A. E. Hardison was born Feb. 7, 1867 near Williamston 
James Church, seventh issue of W. J. and Mary A. E. Hardison was born Aug. 27, 1868 near 

Williamston 

Florence Senresha, ninth issue of W. J. and Mary A. E. Hardison was born Dec. 25, 1872 and died 
January 18, 1873 

Pattie Irene, 10th issue of W. J. and Mary A. E. Hardison was born Sept. 28, 1874 
Edmond Hanse, 1 1th issue of W. J. and Mary A. E. Hardison was born Oct. 18, 1877 

Marriages. When and Where — Deaths, When and Where: 

Wm. J. Hardison and Mary A. E. Andrews were married Sept. 27, 1855 by F. W. Moore Esq. 
Mary A. E. Andrews was born the 18th day of December, 1837 
W. J. Hardison died July 6, 1908 

J. B. Hardison died Thurs., Apr. 13, 1916 of Brights Disease 
Otis Andrews departed this life February 17, 1857 

John B. Andrews departed this life 27th June, 1864 at Petersburg, Va. of wounds 
Tallulu V. Hardison departed this life July 18, 1864 

Sam'l. S. W Andrews died near Rock Fish Creek by fall of a tree March 4, 1865 
Mary Bet, sixth issue of W. J. and Mary A. E. Hardison died Sept. 1 1, 1868 
James Church, seventh issue of W.J. and M. A. E. H. died Sept. 11, 1870 
Mary A. E. Hardison died April 29, 1887 
H. C. Hardison died Mar. 8, 1892 



THE JAMES SMITH BIBLE 

Transcribed by Roger Kammerer from a xeroxed copy of the original Bible pages found in the 
Ephriam H. Smith Papers, East Carolina University Manuscript Collection #145. l.e, J. Y. Joyner 
Library. 

Marriag es 

James Smith and Charity Putnell his wife was-married. August 29th. A.D. — 1793 
Caleb Smith & Lany. Gardner his- wife was-married September. 1st A.D. 1824 
Caleb Smith & Elizabeth Braxton was married February. 14th A.D. 1858. 
Caleb P. Smith and Maggie Stokes his wife was married. Oct. the 26 1892 

Deaths 

James Smith Departed this life October 30st A.D. 1836. 

Mary Smith Daughter of James Smith Departed this life. December 11th A.D. 1818 
Martha Smith Daughter of James Smith Departed this life. October 9th A.D. 1836 
Laney Smith wife of Caleb Smith Departed this life Oct. 10th 1856 



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Charith Smith wife of James Smith Departed this life Feby 25th 1862 

Caleb Smith Son of James Smith Departed this life January the 10 Mtty A.D. 1874 

Lonnie Laster son of Caleb P. Smith departed this life Oct. 9 — 1908 

Infant daughter of Caleb P. Smith Departed this life Aug. 

Births 

James Smith the Son of Harry was born in March. 15th A.D. 1770. 

Charity Putnell wife of James Smith and daughter of Joshua Putnell- was born 7th of December. 
A.D. 1776 

Caleb Smith Son of James-Smith was born September. 15th A.D. 1794 
Joshua Smith Son of James-Smith was-born October 21 December. 1st 1795 
Mary Smith Daughter of James Smith was born October. 12st A.D. 1797. 
Martha Smith Daughter of James Smith-was-born September 25th A.D. 1799 
Sarah Smith Daughter of James Smith was born-December 25th A.D. 1801 — 
James W. Smith Son of Caleb-Smith was born January 10th A.D. 1859 
Caleb P. Smith Son of Caleb. Smith was born June 2st A.D 1861 
Parmelia Ann Smith dughter of Caleb. Smith was. born March 8th A D. 1864 
Harvey E. Smith son of Caleb P. Smith was borned Augt. 15. 1893 
Lonie L. Smith son of Caleb P. Smith Was borned Oct. 18th 1894 

Marvin. W. smith son of Caleb P. Smith was borned May 16th 189 

Alma E. Smith Daughter of Caleb P. Smith Was borned June 7th 1898 
Clara B. Smith Daughter of Caleb P. Smith Was borned March 16th 1900 
Esther M. Smith Daughter of Caleb P. Smith Was borned Sept 22t 1908 
Huldah Smith Daughter of Caleb P Smith was borned Dec. 4th 1910 



Will of Thomas Gorham, 1812 

Located in the Grimes Family Papers, Collection #3357, folder #149, Southern Historical Collection, 
UNC Chapel Hill. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. [A copy] 

No Carolina In the name of God Amen 

Pitt County I Thomas GORHAM of the County and State above named, being at this time 

of perfect Sound mind and disposing memory thanks be to God for the Same tho somewhat af- 
flicted in body Call into mind the uncertainty of life, and knowing that all mortals must die I do 
make Constitute and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in the manner following 
first My Soul I consign to God who give it me in humble hopes of his mercies and my body to the 
Earth from whence it came to be there inteied in the usual decent manner at my place My execu- 
tors and friends may select what worldly goods or Estate it hath been pleased or endowed me with 
I dispose of in the following manner namely Viz all my Just debts I wish to be paid as speedily as 
possible out of Such of my estate as my executor may find most convenient the rest and residue of 
my estate both real and personal namely My undivided interest in the estate of my deceased Father 
the late James GORHAM an Similar interest in the estate of my deceased brother William GORHAM 
nine negroes viz. Betty, Philip, nicey, Jesse, Moses, Elizer, & Loui, Pompey & Ben, these togeather 
with every other species of Property with which I may die possessed or entitled to, I give & be- 
queath unto my beloved Brother Franklin GORHAM to him his heirs and assigns forever I do hereby 
appoint my said Brother Franklin GORHAM Executor to this my last will and Testament revoking at 
the same time all other wills by me heretofore made In witness whereof I hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal the 8th day February 1812 
Signed & acknowledged 
in presence of 

D DUVAL J_ [Jr?] Tho's. GORHAM {Seal} 

George KNOX 



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Will of William Jones, 1776 



Located in the Grimes Family Papers, Collection #3357, folder #151, Southern Historical Collection, 
UNC Chapel Hill. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. [A copy] 

In the Name of God Amen I William TONE of Pitt County in the province of North Carolina being 
at this time of Sound Mind & Memory God be praised but in Weak & Low State of health do make 
and ordain this my Last Will & Testament my Soul I Recommend into the hands of God through 
the merits of Christ my Savior & Rede amor and My Body to be buried in a deacent Mannor. 
Item I Lend unto my beloved Wife Ufan JONES The use of my Plantation that I now live on (with 
the priviledge to Cut any Timber on the land for the use and Service of Said Plantation) during her 
Natural life I Likewise lend unto my Said wife during her natural life the Labour of the following 
negroes Sam Prince & Cain also all my household furniture Stock of Horses Cattle & Sheep & Hoggs 
Except my two Young Horses and after her decease my will and desire is that the Said Negroes 
except the first Child that Crease may Have also the Household furniture and Stock aforesaid be 
Divided among my Children or the Lawfull Heirs of their Bodys in the following manner that is to 
Say unto my Son Ambrose Two Equal Shares my Son William one Equal Share my Daughter Fanney 
one Equal Share and my Daughter Zelotis the other Equal Share 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Ambrose JONES a Tract of land Lying on Chocowinity 
which fell to be at the decease fo my brother Ambrose Jones to him his heirs and assigns forever 
also my negroes Joe Boy & Jane a girl 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William JONES the Land and Plantation I now live on to 
him his heirs and assigns forever the Plantation he is not possess untill his mothers Decease nor to 
prevent her from Cutting any Timber on Said Land for the use of Said Plantation I also give unto 
my Said Son William my negroes Boy Bob & Girl Amey 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Fanney JONES my negroes Rosh Moses & Rose but in 
Case my Said Daughter Fanney should dye before she arrives to the age of Eighteen Years or the day 
of her marriage then in that Case my will & Desire is that the Said negroes Girl Rose shall go to my 
Daughter Zelotis & the two Negro Boyes be Equally divided among all my Children 
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Zelotis my negroes Aron & Cane and the first Child 
that Crease has My Will & Desire is that my Executors sell my two Young Horses for the benefit of 
my Estate 

Lastly I do hereby appoint my friend Allen SUGG Joel SUGG George SUGG and Edward SALTER my 
Executors to this my Last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett_my hand & 
Seal this 30th day of October Anno Dom 1776 
Signed Sealed & 

acknowledged William JONES 

in presence of 
James ARMSTRONG 
Henry JONES 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I Alexander EVANS Clerk of the County Court of Pitt do hereby Certify this to be a true copy of the 
Last will and testament of Wm. JONES, dec'd given under my hand at office in Greensville this 6th 
of March 1821 

Geo. EVANS for Alexander EVANS Clk 



PERSONALS 

(Eastern Reflector, Sept. 23, 1891) 

The wife of Mr. James DAVENPORT, of Hamilton, is quite ill with fever. She is a daughter of 
Elder Sam MOORE, of Pitt County. 



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Will of James Jones, 1776 



Located in the Grimes Family Papers, Collection #3357, folder #137, Southern Historical Collection, 
UNC Chapel Hill. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. [A copy] 

In the Name of God Amen — I James JONES of County of Pitt in Province of North Carolina 
planter Being at this time Weak of Body but of Sound and Disposing mind and memory thanks be 
to God for the Same yet Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for 
all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form 
following 

First I Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping for Salvation through the 
Merits and Mediation of Christ my Redeemer and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian 
manner first I desire that my Just Debts may be paid as soon as it can Conveniently be done 
Item I Lend unto my Dearly Beloved Wife Rachel JONES During her Natural Life my plantation 
whereon I now Live. I Likewise Lend unto my Said Wife Rachel JONES all my personal Estate She 
keeping it together and Improving it in the Best manner She can for the Benefit of my Children 
Giving them Support and as Good Education as Conveniently can be done — 
My Will and Desire is that my plantation and Land in Chicod neck may by my Executors Rented 
out untill my youngest Child then Living arive to Lawfull age then to be Sold by Executors at 
Vendue on one twelve month Credit, and the money Arising therefrom and the Rent thereof to be 
Equally Divided Between My Children then Living that is to say my Daughters Nancy and Elizabeth 
JONES and Sons James and Henry JONES and the Child that my Wife now Bears Share and Share 
alike amongst them or the Survivors of them or their heirs or assigns 

It is my further Will and Desire that my plantation and Land Belonging thereto which I have Lent 
unto my Wife at her decease be Sold as above and Likewise all my personal Estate, and to be Equally 
Divided amongst my Children as above mentioned and Likewise my Lands in the Horn Neck, but in 
Case my Wife Should die before my Children anves to full Age, then and in that Case the Land 
plantation to be Rented out for the Benefit of my Children untill they are of age and then Sold and 
Divided as above mentioned — 

and Lastly I do Hereby Constitute and appoint my friends John WATKINS and Edward SALTER 
Executors of this my Last Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have herein to Set my hand & 
Seal this Seventh Day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy 
Six 

Signed Sealed & acknowledged James JONES {Seal} 

in presence of — 
William JONES 
Anne WATKINS 
Edward SALTER 



STOP THE VILLAINS. 

(NCStar, Oct. 8, 1819) 

"Escaped from the jail in Tarborough on hei [the] night of the 22nd inst. William B CRAWFORD, a 
notorous counterfeiter, between sixty and seventy years of age, about six feet high, his head white. 
— Also John M. WINDHAM about thirty years of age, five feet seven or eight inches high, with an 
uncommon long face and chin, his fore teeth very long and prominent. This villain was imprisoned 
at the last sp [faded] term of the Superior Court of Edgecombe to eighteen months imprison- 
ment, for stealing free negroes of colour — . Those same culprits broke and made their escape from 
the jail on the night of the 7th of July, last, and was apprehended and committed to Newbern jail 
where I found them. I will give fifty dollars reward for their apprehension and delivery in this." 

—Benjamin HART, Jailer: September 24, 1819 



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Pitt County Tax List, 1818 

From the Grimes Family Papers, Collection #3357, folder #149, Southern Historical Collection, 
Library of the Univ. of NC at Chapel Hill. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 



A List ofTaxables in Capt. Bucks District for 1818 



William Adams Jun'r. 

Do. for the Heirs of Edw'd. Dixon 

James Albritton 

Allen Adams 

William Adams sen'r 

Caswell Armstrong 

Thomas Armstrong given 

in by Caswell Armstrong 
John Boyd 
Elizabeth Boyd 
William Boyd 
Benjamin Buck 
Hosea Buck 
James Buck 
John Buck 
Robert Boyd 
William Bright 
Hunter Buck 
Noah Buck 
Frederick Buck 
John Campbell 
Richard Campbell 
Arihibald Campbell 
Jesse Jones 
Nehemiah Dixon 
Robert Dixon 
John Edwards 
James Edwards 
William Edwards 
William Elks Jun'r. 
William Elks sen'r 
Do. for the Heirs of Jno. Allen 
Samuel Elks 
Uriah Elks 
John Gladson 
William Grace 
Ann Grimes 
Bryan Grimes 
Jesse Huston 
Jesse Jones 
Allen Jones 



1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
4 

1 

1 

1 



2 
2 



2 
6 

15 

2 
6 



100 
75 

150 
510 
500 
450 

600 
100 
450 
750 
325 
224 
85 
150 
300 
330 
185 

65 
65 
137 
138 1/2 
72 
422 
250 

320 
245 
895 
266 1/2 
458 
562 

300 
413 
1.350 

138 1/2 
350 



300 
400 

225 
1.020 
2.505 
1.500 

800 
400 

1.000 

1.500 
700 
448 
150 

1.250 
700 

3.300 
370 

150 
130 
92 
444 

72 
500 
500 

640 
980 
2.520 
1.064 
600 
800 

1.000 
4.000 
6.500 

414 
1.750 



22 



70 



11.593 



38.275 



[End, page 1] 



PCGQ, May 1997 20 



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1? 



4* <§>> 



Amt. brot froward: 


22 


70 


11.593 


38.275 








William Little 






70 


200 








John Laughinghouse 


3 




631 


1.893 








Edward Laughinghouse 


1 


2 


236 


826 








Foreman McDouell 


1 


2 


50 


200 








Henry Moore 


1 




49 


90 








Naboth Nelson 


1 


1 


400 


1.270 








Martin Nelson 






412 


1.250 








John Nelson 






108 


540 








Giles Nelson 




2 


200 


400 








Caleb Nelson 


1 














Nimrod Nelson 


1 


1 


300 


600 








Jordan Nelson 


1 


6 


700 


1.700 








Louisa Smith 






100 


200 








John Stephens 






110 


220 








James Shivers 


1 




538 


1.342 










i 

X 


4 


\J\J\J 


1 200 








Arnold Taft 


1 














Rpnhin Tnrkpr 






70 


1 40 








Wright Tucker 




4 


500 


800 








John Watkins Heirs 
















given in by N. Nelson 






488 


920 








Richard Withrington 


1 




350 


450 










36 


92 


17.505. 


52.516 









Witnessed by Bryan Grimes, Esqr. 
[End, page 2] 



Pitt County Marriage Bonds 

From originals in the Ephraigm H. Smith Collection #145, East Carolina University Manuscript 
Collection, Joyner Library, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina, Pitt County. 

To any Regular Licensed Minister of the Gospel, or Justice of the Peace 
For the County Aforesaid — Greeting. 
Whereas, John YEWBANKS hath entered into Bond, in the Clerk's Office of the county aforesaid, 
that there is no lawful cause to obstruct a Marriage intended to be solemnized between him and 
Arena CARRELL of said county: These are therefore to authorize and empower you, or any of you, if 
there be no lawful obstruction, to celebrate and solemnize the Rites of Marriage between the said 
John YEWBANKS and Arena CARRELL and join them together as Man and Wife, in Holy Matri- 
mony. 

Witness, Archibald PARKER, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Pitt County, at 
office the 2 day of Jan'y A.D. 1845. 

Archibald PARKER Clk 



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State of North Carolina, Pitt County. 

To any Regular Licensed Minister of the Gospel, or Justice of the Peace 
For the County Aforesaid — Greeting. 
Whereas, Simon MILLS hath entered into Bond, in the Clerk's Office of the county aforesaid, that 
there is no lawful cause to obstruct a Marriage intended to be solemnized between him and Nancy 
WILLIAMS of said county: These are therefore to authorize and empower you, or any of you, if there 
be no lawful obstruction, to celebrate and solemnize the Rites of Marriage between the said Simon 
MILLS and Nancy WILLIAMS and join them together as Man and Wife, in Holy Matrimony. 
Witness, William D. MOYE, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Pitt County, at office 
the 27th day of March A.D. 1848. 

W. D. Moye Clerk. 

State of North Carolina, Pitt County. 

To any Regular Licensed Minister of the Gospel, or Justice of the Peace 
For the County Aforesaid — Greeting. 
Whereas, Fred'k. CAUSEWAY hath entered into Bond, in the Clerk's Office of the county aforesaid, 
that there is no lawful cause to obstruct a Marriage intended to be solemnized between him and 
Salley KITE of said county: These are therefore to authorize and empower you, or any of you, if 
there be no lawful obstruction, to celebrate and solemnize the Rites of Marriage between the said 
Fred'k. CAUSEWAY and Salley KITE and join them together as Man and Wife, in Holy Matrimony. 
Witness, William D. MOYE, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Pitt County, at office 
the 13th day of May A.D. 1848. 

William D. Moye Clerk. 

State of North Carolina, Pitt County. 

To any regular Minister of the Gospel having the Cure of Souls, of whatever 
Denomination, or Justice of the Peace, of said County. 
You, or any of you, are hereby licensed and authorized to celebrate and solemnize the Rites of 
Matrimony between Edmund EVANS 

and Emiline WILLIAMS 
of said County, and join them together as Man and Wife. 

Witness, H. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Pitt County Court, the 20th day of Sept in the 76th year of Ameri- 
can Independence, Anno Domini 1852. 

H. SHEPPARD— Clerk 
By J. C. ALBRITTON D.C. 

State of North Carolina, Pitt County. 

To any regular Minister of the Gospel having the Cure of Souls, of whatever 
Denomination, or Justice of the Peace, of said County. 
You, or any of you, are hereby licensed and authorized to celebrate and solemnize the Rites of 
Matrimony between William MILLS 

and Martha Jane WILLIAMS 
of said County, and join them together as Man and Wife. 

Witness, H. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Pitt County Court, the 2nd day of Oct in the 77 year of American 
Independence, Anno Domini 1852. 

H. SHEPPARD— Clerk 

State of North Carolina, Pitt County. 

To any regular Minister of the Gospel having the Cure of Souls, of whatever 
Denomination, or Justice of the Peace, of said County. 
You, or any of you, are hereby licensed and authorized to celebrate and solemnize the Rites of 
Matrimony between William Stanly TISON 

and Winefred MILLS 
of said County, and join them together as Man and Wife. 

Witness, H. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Pitt County Court, the 24th day of May in the 7Zth year of Ameri- 
can Independence, Anno Domini 1853. 

H. SHEPPARD— Clerk 



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Queries 



Any info, on Monroe T. YANCY/YANCEY, b. ca. 1828; d. July 2,1862, Montgomery, AL. Married 
Nancy Permelia WESTMORELAND, b. Mar. 12, 1830, d. Jan. 15, 1913, Lafayatte Co., MS. 
—Helen D. DOTTS; 7501 Palm Ave. #127; Yucca Valley, CA 92284-3652. 

o o o o o o 

DUPREE, Furnifold (Furney), appears in 1840 census of Lenoir Co., b. ca. 1825 — who were his 

parents? Married Theresa ?; children: Jese, Furney, Eveline, James, Ava A., William & 

Delethia. 

—Sloan S. MASON; 125 Durham Dr.; Fayetteville, GA 30214 (770-460-8615). E-mail 
GLSG91A@prodigy.com. 



Looking for any connection to Hugh PUGH, b. ca. 1711, lived in Swift Creek, Pitt Co., NC. He m. 
Elizabeth BRYAN, b. ca. 1737. They had son Stephen PUGH, b. 1765, Swift Creek, Pitt Co., d. ca. 
1834 in Pitt. His wife unknown; had a daughter Sarah (Sally) PUGH, b. 1795 who m. William 
MUMFORD. Where did Hugh PUGH come from? Who were his parents? 

—Gary and Joanne MUMFORD HILL; 944 E. Broadway; Cushing, OK 74023-3538 (918-225-1410). 

o o o o o o 

Perquimans Co., NC: Joseph SUTTON, Jr., and wife Bennett (STEPNEY) SUTTON had 9 children. I 
have dates of birth for Hannah, John, Sarah, and Bennett Sutton. Need dates for Joseph, Elizabeth, 
Christopher, George, and Mary. 

—Elsie M. DAVID; 3665 D. ST. NE. Apt. A; Salem, OR 97301-2952 (503-585-5780). 

O O O O 

Seeking any info, on Henry KITE, Rev. War Soldier, and his son David. Was in Pitt Co., NC, area 
around 1790s. Both moved to GA. Henry had wife Sarah (?). David was married to Holly (?). 
—Mrs. Judy M. WEBB; 11261 Longley Rd.; Iowa Park, TX 76367 (817-438-2878). 



Looking for info, on Francis MEEKS, Sr., b. 1730, m. in Pitt Co., NC, about 1755 to Miss Darcus 

MEEKS. They had child Brittain MEEKS, b. Nov. 18, 1763 in Pitt Co. Would like to know 

more of his spouse, Darcus MEEKS, and her family. 

—Jeanne HARDEN; 592 Alandale Dr.; Tallmadge, OH 44278-1412 (330-630-2306). 

o o o o o o 

William J. RODGERS, b. Dec. 22, 1857, d. Sept. 14, 1923 supposedly, in Craven Co., NC; md. to 
Ithan Ann PHILLIPS, b. Dec. 25, 1864. Think his parents were Wiley and Emily RODGERS of Wayne 
Co., NC, but haven't the proof. 

—Darrell ROGERS; 340 Cooper Road; Bayboro, NC 28515 (919-745-4736). 

o o o o o o 

Seeking info, on Charles Washington CRAWFORD, b. 1801, d. 1872. 

—Ann McWILLIAMS CAYTON; 691 Oak Bay Rd.; Aurora, NC 27806 (919-322-5251). 

o o o o o o 

Seeking info, on John Vines JOHNSTON, Sr., b. May 26, 1822, d. Mar. 3, 1881, md. Jan. 8, 1856 to 
Susan Jane RINGGOLD, b. May 8, 1837, d. Nov. 14, 1882. They are buried in the JOHNSTON family 
cemetery near Falkland, Pitt Co. 

— Janie M.JOHNSTON; 303 Grimmersburg St.; Farmville, NC 27828-1427. 

o o o o o 

Seek descendants of Rigney MURPHY, ca. 1830s, Guilford MURPHY, Wm. Spencer MURPHY, Wm. 

Blount MURPHY, Jethro MURPHY, John MURPHY, Jr., and Gale MURPHY. 

—J. A. L. MILLER, Jr.; 2810-K Carriage Drive; Winston-Salem, NC 27106-5328 (910-723-0500) 

o o o o o 

What is marriage date of James Henry EVANS and Mary V EVERETT? James, b. Feb. 15, 1821, d. Oct. 
7, 1894, Pitt Co. Mary was b. Aug. 21, 1851, d. May 26, 1925 in Pitt Co. 

— Shirleyan Beacham PHELPS; 5806 NC Hwy 32 South; Plymouth, NC 27962 9732 (919-793-5236). 



PCGQ, May 1997 23 



Seeking info, on Salety/Selecty SMITH, wife of James B. COWARD. Born 1827, d. 1892. Would like 
name of parents and names of possible siblings. 

—Gene COWARD; 5706 Kedleston Ave.; Richmond, VA 23234-4739 (804-271-0923). 



Hugh BASDEN, b. ca. 1705, d. ca. 1777 in Onslow Co., NC, md. Patience WILLIAMS. Children: 
Josiah, Jesse, Cordel, Holland. Looking for roots in Isle of Wight Co., VA; Charleston, SC; Barbados, 
Bermuda. 

Kenneth Hill BRINSON; 284 Shoreline Drive; New Bern, NC 28562-9519 (919-636-2038). 

o o o o o o 

Request info, on Riley POWELL, b. 1908, d. 1889, m. Penelope WHITFIELD and then Polly PAUL. 
— Arlene F. WILLS; 111a Manchester Drive; Raleigh, ND 27609-5155 (919-781-3625). 

o o o o o 

Jane CAUSEY (CAUSEWAY), widow, was living in St. George Parish (now Horry Co., SC) in 1790. 
Need to find her husband's name. 

—James C. CAUSEY; 1407 Cox Ferry Road; Conway, SC 29528 (803-347-3352). 

o o o o o o 

Any information about Shadrack JACKSON (b. 1778, d. 1858), buried in the Jackson Cemetery in 

Pitt Co., NC. Need first wife's name, birth, death, where buried. 

—Anne KINKER; 1930 Camborne Rd.; Richmond, VA 23236-2125 (804-745-0615). 

o o o o o o 

Need information on Joyner SPAIN, b. in 1810 in Pitt Co.? He cohabitated with a slave, Mahala 
TEEL, and produced Johnson TEEL. 

—Oscar D. TEEL; 17870 Frondoso Dr.; San Diego, CA 92128-1319. 



Need parents of Robert Young HUDSON, b. 1879 Rockford, Surry Co., NC, md. Gertrude BRILEY, 
dau. of Wiley BRILEY and Frances DAVENPORT of Greenville, NC, and later of Halifax Co., NC. 
— Bea HUDSON; 138 Glenwood Rd.; Hampton, VA 23660-1824 (757-851-2681) e-mail: 
SLOWM@AOL.COM. 

o o o o o o 

On the junction of state road 1726 and Hwy 33 there was a graveyard with Absley, Thomas and 
Sammie MILLS. I cannot find this cemetery. 

—Mark MILLS; 126 Oak Hill Loop; Cary, NC 27513 (919-677-0558) 

O O O 

Seeking information on Joseph HOUSE who d. between 1816 and 1820 in Greene Co., NC. Married 

1st Nancy BRIGHT who d. ca. 1802; 2nd Mary ? Children were 1. Thomas md. Louisa 

MURPH[RE]Y; 2. Francis unmarried; 3. James; 4. Sarah md. CROOM; 5. Nancy md. Spias/Spyers 
MURPH[RE]Y; 6. Susannah md. 1st DIXON and 2nd BROWN; and 7. daughter, name unknown. 
—Bill MURPHY; Route 6, Box 237; Tarboro, NC 27886 (919-823-8466). 



DIED. 

(Daily Reflector, Mar. 8, 1909, Mon.) 

Mr. Joshua W. SMITH, aged 68 years, died Friday afternoon at his home in 
Chicod township. He had been in apparent good health and his death was 
sudden. Friday morning he worked on his farm as usual, went to the house 
at noon and ate a hearty dinner and lay down for a nap while waiting for his 
team to eat before returning to work. Some of the family going later to wake 
him up found him dead. Mr. Smith was a good citizen and leaves two sons 
and two daughters. 



PCGQ, May 1997 24 



Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Adam, Ann 10 

Adams, Allen 20 

Adams, William Junr'r 20 

Adams, William sen'r 20 

Adkins, Lizzie E 15 

Albritton, J. C 22 

Albritton, James 20 

Allen, Jno., Heirs of 20 

Amason, Benjamin 4 

Amason, Benjamin, jr 4 

Andrews, John B 16 

Andrews, Mary A. E 16 

Andrews, Otis 16 

Andrews, Sam'I. S. W. 16 

Armstrong, Caswell 20 

Armstrong, James 18 

Armstrong, Thomas 20 

Atkinson, Benj. /Benjamin 2 

Baker, John 5 

Baker, Polly 5 

Baldwin, Mary 13 

Baldwin, Sarah Bicon 13 

Baldwyn, Sarah B 13 

Barrow, Benjamin 5 

Barrow, Clemmy 4 

Barrow, Honour 5 

Barrow, William 4 

Basden, Cordel 24 

Basden, Holland 24 

Basden, Hugh 24 

Basden, Jesse 24 

Basden, Josiah 24 

Bauldwin, Mary 12 

Bell, Henry 5 

Bell, James 5 

Bell, Simon 5 

Benjamin, J. S. C, Mrs 2 

Bentley, Luke 5 

Bland, John 4 

Blount Thomas 1 

Blount, John Gray 2 

Blount, Nathaniel, Reverend 10 

Blount, Thomas H 1 

Boone, Bessie 15 

Boone, Charles 15 

Boone, E. B 15 

Boone, James 14 

Boone, James Daniel 14, 15 

Boone, Jno. W. 15 

Boone, John Wynns 15 



Boone, Judith 15 

Boone, Judith D./Deanes 14, 15 

Boone, Judith P. 14 

Boone, Lucy 14 

Boone, Lucy T. 14 

Boone, Lucy Tyner 15 

Boone, Mary Estelle 15 

Boone, Mollie E 15 

Boone, R. L 15 

Boone, Robert Land 14, 15 

Boone, Susan Perry 15 

Boone, Susie P. 15 

Boone, Thomas D 15 

Boone, Thomas Deanes 15 

Boone, Walter 15 

Boone, Walter 15 

Boone, Wilieanna Alice 15 

Boone, William 14, 15 

Boone, William Henry 15 

Boone, Willie A 15 

Boote, W. R., Capt 7 

Boyd, Elizabeth 20 

Boyd, John 20 

Boyd, Robert 20 

Boyd, William 20 

Brand, Elvy 6 

Brand, John 6 

Braxton, Elizabeth 16 

Bright, Nancy 24 

Bright, William 20 

Briley, Gertrude 24 

Briley, Mary E., Mrs 2 

Briley, Wiley 24 

Brinkley, Elizabeth H. S. Kennedy 11 

Brinson, Kenneth Hill 24 

Brooks, E, Capt 8 

Brown, Amy 5 

Brown, Honour Barrow 5 

Brown, Isabella 5 

Brown, (Mr.) 5 

Bryan, Elizabeth 23 

Buck, Benjamin 20 

Buck, Frederick 20 

Buck, Hosea 20 

Buck, Hunter 20 

Buck, James 20 

Buck, John 20 

Buck, Morgan 4 

Buck, Noah 20 

Buck, Viney 4 

Burton, Hutchins G 1 



Burton, Sally 1 

Bynum, William R 14 

Campbell, Arihibald 20 

Campbell, John 20 

Campbell, Richard 20 

Campbell, Robert 8 

Carr, R. L., Dr 5 

Carraway, Achilles 1 

Carraway, Elizabeth 1 

Carrell, Arena 21 

Causeway, Fred'k 22 

Causey (Causeway), Jane 24 

Causey, James C 24 

Cayton, Ann McWilliams 23 

Chamberlain, Elijah 3 

Cherry, Caroline 2 

Cobb, David 4 

Cobb, James 4 

Cobb, John 1 

Cobb, Mary 4 

Cobb, Reading 4 

Cobb, Reuben 4 

Cobb, Winnifred 1 

Corbitt, Dempsey 1 

Corbitt, Milley 1 

Cornegys, Cornelius 1 

Cornegys, John 1 

Costner, Eli Moffiett 1 1 

Covington, W. A., Lt 7 

Cowan, Thomas 6 

Coward, Gene 24 

Coward, James B 24 

Crawford, Charles Washington ... 23 

Crawford, William B 19 

Croom, (Mr.) 24 

Daniel, Elenor 5 

Daniel, Robert 5, 7 

Darden, Elizabeth 2 

Darden, Joseph S 2 

Davenp9rt, James, Jr 18 

Davenport, Frances 24 

David, Elsie M 23 

Davidson, Lemuel 7 

Davidson, William 7 

Davis, Arthur 7 

Davis, Caleb 7 

Davis, Daniel 7 

Davis, Jesse 7 

Davis, John 7 



PCGQ, May 1997 25 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Davis, Wiley 7 

Deanes, Judith P. 15 

Deanes, Susanna 15 

Deanes, Thomas 15 

Deans, Judith 14 

Delrmey, William Kennedy 10 

DeLoach, Simon 7 

Deloatch, Eliza. B 14 

Desmond, Richard 7 

Dickinson, John 7 

Dixon, Bookey 7 

Dixon, Edw'd 20 

Dixon, Nehemiah 20 

Dixon, Robert 20 

Donwoodee, Cassendra 2 

Dotts, Helen D 23 

Douglas, James 7 

Dowell, Rev 16 

Downs, Elizabeth 3 

Downs, Isaac 3, 4 

Downs, Nehemiah 3 

Downs, Silus 3, 4 

Downs, William 3, 4 

Dufphey, Lt 8 

Dunbar, John 7 

Dunn, Hardy 7 

Dupree, Alvin Deanes 14 

Dupree, Ava A 23 

Dupree, Deanie 14 

Dupree, Delethia 23 

Dupree, Eveline 23 

Dupree, Furney 23 

Dupree, Furnifold (Furney) 23 

Dupree, James 23 

Dupree, Jese 23 

Dupree, Joseph 14 

Dupree, Joseph A 14 

Dupree, Joseph Alvin 14 

Dupree, Judith Deanes 14 

Dupree, Mary Lucy 14 

Dupree, Theresa 23 

Dupree, Thomas B 14 

Dupree, Thomas O'Hagan 14 

Dupree, Walter Boone 14 

Dupree, William 23 

Dupree, William Boone 14 

Durrell, Rev 15 

Duval, D., J_ 17 

Dyer, Baldy 7 

Eason, Benj 6 

Eason, Howel 6 

Eason, Jonathan 6 

Eason, Seth 6 



Eason, Stephen 6 

Eason, Sterling 6 

Eason, William 6 

Easton, Elizabeth Hardy 

Simpson 10, 11 

Edmundsen, William 4 

Edwards, Ann 1 

Edwards, Bryant 1 

Edwards, Eliza 1 

Edwards, James 20 

Edwards, John 20 

Edwards, Jordan, Mr 15 

Edwards, Silas 1 

Edwards, Warren 5 

Edwards, Will 5 

Edwards, William 20 

Edwrds, Jordon, Mrs 15 

Elks, Samuel 20 

Elks, Uriah 20 

Elks, William Jun'r 20 

Elks, William sen'r 20 

English, James 3 

Eppes, John W. 1 

Eppes, Patsey 1 

Evans, Alexander 2, 4, 18 

Evans, Edmund 22 

Evans, G. F. 12 

Evans, Geo. /George 5, 6, 18 

Evans, James Henry 23 

Evans, M.J. [I?) 12 

Everett, Mary V. 23 

Forbes, Alfred 11, 12 

Forbes, Alfred, Jr 13 

Forbes, Alfred Archibald 12 

Forbes, Arthur Gusta/Gust 12 

Forbes, Benjamin 5 

Forbes, John E 12 

Forbes, Laura Louisa? Josephine .. 12 

Forbes, M. D. Blanche 12 

Forbes, Martha 11, 12 

Forbes, Martha E 12 

Forbes, Mary Dell ever 12 

Forbes, Richard Augustus H 12 

Forbes, Susan C 12 

Forehand, John 3 

Forehand, Susannah 3 

Foreman, Joy 4 

Fortune, R. C., Rev. 11 

Freeman, W. G., Dr 14 

Gardner, Lany. 16 

Garret, Abigal 2 

Garret, James 2 



Garrett, Henry, Capt 7, 8 

Gates, Lt 8 

Geer, Edwin, Rev 10 

Gladson, John 20 

Gorham, Franklin 17 

Gorham, James 17 

Gorham, Thomas/Tho's 17 

Gorham, William 17 

Grace, William 20 

Greene, W. B., Mrs 2 

Grimes Family Papers 17, 18, 19 

Grimes, Ann 20 

Grimes, Bryan 20, 21 

Grist, Abbsley 10 

Hall, E 3, 4 

Hall, Edward 1 

Hamilton, John 9 

Hanrahan, W./Walter 3, 5 

Hanrahan, Waltar 1, 4 

Harden, Jeanne 23 

Hardison, Carnavella 16 

Hardison, Edmond Hanse 16 

Hardison, Florence Senersha 16 

Hardison, George Robert 16 

Hardison, H. C 16 

Hardison, Henry 8 

Hardison, J. B 15, 16 

Hardison, James Church 16 

Hardison, John Ben 16 

Hardison, Mary 16 

Hardison, Mary A. E./M. A. E 16 

Hardison, Mary Ann E 15 

Hardison, Mary Bet 16 

Hardison, Ophelia 16 

Hardison, Pattie Irene 16 

Hardison, Tallulu V./Vernon 16 

Hardison, W.J. /Mrs 16 

Hardison, William J 15 

Hardison, Wm. Henry 16 

Hardy/Hardee, Jethro 9 

Harper, Alex 3 

Harper, Blanne 3 

Harper, Francis 3 

Harper, Hugh 3 

Harper, J 3 

Harper, John 3 

Harper, Robert 3 

Harper, Sarah 3 

Harris, Abner 2 

Harris, Edward 2 

Harris, Eli 2 

Harris, James 2 

Harris, Kero 2 



PCGQ, May 1997 26 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Harris, Levy T. 2 

Harris, Meky 2 

Harris, Patsey 2 

Harris, Saml 2 

Harris, Samuel P. 2 

Harris, Sidney 2 

Harris, Wm 2 

Hart, Benjamin 19 

Hart, James S 9 

Hart, Jesse 3 

Hart, Polly 3 

Harvey, James 9 

Harvey/Harney?, R. B., Ens 7 

Hathoway, Elisha 3, 4 

Hathoway, Tabitha 3, 4 

Hays, Lt 9 

Hill, Gary 23 

Hill, Joanne Mumford 23 

Holland, Absley 10 

Holliday William 6 

Holliday, Thomas 6 

Homes, Henry 8 

Horn, David 8 

House, Francis 24 

House, James 24 

House, Joseph 24 

House, Mary 24 

House, Sarah 24 

House, Thomas 24 

Howard, Harmon 9 

Howard, John H., Lt 7 

Hoyt, Goold, Esq 10 

Hudson, Bea 24 

Hudson, Cary 1 

Hudson, Charles 1 

Hudson, John 1 

Hudson, Peter 1 

Hudson, Richard 1 

Hudson, Robert Young 24 

Hudson, Thomas 1 

Hudson, William 1 

Humphrey, Howell 9 

Huston, Jesse 20 

Hyman, Mrs 15 

Jackson, George 8 

Jackson, Hezekiah 8 

Jackson, John 8 

Jackson, Shadrack 24 

Jenkins, George 8 

Jenkins, John 8 

Jenkins, Martin 8 

Johnson, B. R 14 

Johnson, Elijah 3 



Johnson, Elizabeth 3 

Johnston, Isaiah 5 

Johnston, Janie M 23 

Johnston, John Vines, Sr 23 

Jones, Allen 20 

Jones, Ambrose 18 

Jones, Elizabeth 19 

Jones, Fanney 18 

Jones, Henry 2, 18, 19 

Jones, Isham 8 

Jones, James 19 

Jones, Jesse 20. 

Jones, Mary 1 

Jones, Nancy 19 

Jones, Rachel 19 

Jones, Richard 2 

Jones, Rob't. A 1 

Jones, Shadrick 8 

Jones, Simon 2 

Jones, Solomon 8 

Jones, Ufan 18 

Jones, William 18 

Jones, Zelotis 18 

Jordan, A. G 13 

Jordan, Amelius Gray 12, 13 

Jordan, John 8 

Jordan, Mary 13 

Jordan, Mary A 14 

Jordan, Mary Bauldwin 13 

Jordan, Sarah C 13 

Jordan, Violetta H 12, 13 

Jordan, Violetta Hearn 11, 13 

Jordan, William G 13 

Jotts, W. S., Capt •. 7 

Judkins, Charles 8 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 7, 16, 17, 

18, 19, 21 

Kennedy, A. F. 13 

Kennedy, A. Forbes 12 

Kennedy, Absly Spier 11 

Kennedy, Aimee Jordan 13 

Kennedy, Alfred Forbes 11, 13 

Kennedy, Ann Eliza 11 

Kennedy, Apsley/ Absley 10, 11 

Kennedy, Arthur E 14 

Kennedy, Arthur Eason 13 

Kennedy, Arthur John 11, 13 

Kennedy, Clarence Robert 13, 14 

Kennedy, David Warren 13 

Kennedy, Elizabeth 10, 11 

Kennedy, Elizabeth Violetta 13 

Kennedy, Ella Claire 13 

Kennedy, Florence 13 



Kennedy, John S./Simpson 10 

Kennedy, John/John Jr. 10, 11 

Kennedy, Martha 10 

Kennedy, Martha Elizabeth .... 11, 12 

Kennedy, Mary Gray 11, 13 

Kennedy, Mary Speir 10, 11 

Kennedy, Ora Kathleen.... 11, 12, 13 

Kennedy, Ora V. 13 

Kennedy, Susan Simpson 10, 11 

Kennedy, Warren Easton/Eason 

10, 11 

Kennedy, Willie/Wiley 10 

Kennedy, Wm Absley 10 

Kennedy, Wm/William 10 

Killebrew, George W. 3 

Kinker, Anne 24 

Kite, David 23 

Kite, Henry 23 

Kite, Holly? 23 

Kite, Salley 22 

Kite, Sarah? 23 

Kitterill, Jethro 6 

Kitterill, John 6 

Kitterill, Noah 6 

Knox, George 17 

Lanier, Harriet Ann S 10 

LaPrade, Capt 7 

Latham, Samuel, Esq 10 

Laughinghouse, Edward 21 

Laughinghouse, John 21 

Lawrence, William, Capt 7 

Ledon, Gatsey 3 

Ledon, Ira 3 

Ledon, Sally 3 

Litchfield, Ysobel D. 

(Mrs. John S.) 14, 15 

Little, William 21 

Littlejohn, Joseph B 1 

London, Lt 9 

Lynch, Wm. R., Dr 14 

M'Callum, James 2, 3 

M'Callum, Mary 2, 3 

M'Cord, Parmelia 2 

M'Cord, Robert 2 

M'Lendon, Burwell 5 

M'Lendon, Nancy 5 

MacRae, Annette 9 

Mason, Sloan S 23 

May, Benjamin, sen 1 

May, James 1 

May, Sallie A 14 

May, William 1 



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McCullock, Benjamin 1 

McDouell, Foreman 21 

McDowell, A., Rev. 14 

Meeks Brittain 23 

Meeks, Darcus , Miss 23 

Meeks, Francis, Sr 23 

Miller, J. A. L 23 

Mills, Absley 24 

Mills, Clarice W 24 

Mills, Mark 24 

Mills, Sammie 24 

Mills, Simon 22 

Mills, Thomas 24 

Mills, William 22 

Mills, Winefred 22 

Montgomery, Richard P. 1 

Montgomery, Sally 1 

Moore, Aldridge 4 

Moore, Caswell 4 

Moore, Eliza S 4 

Moore, Fannie A 14 

Moore, Henry 21 

Moore, Martin 5 

Moore, Medlin 5 

Moore, Megimpsie 4 

Moore, R 5 

Moore, Sam'l 6 

Moore, Sam, Elder 18 

Moore, Samuel 5 

Moore, Stewart 4 

Moore, Wm 6 

Moye, E. A., Jr., Mr 5 

Moye, William D./W. D 22 

Mumford, William 23 

Murphy, Bill 24 

Murphy, Gale 23 

Murphy, Guilford 23 

Murphy, Jethro .". 23 

Murphy, John, Jr 23 

Murphy, Rigney 23 

Murphy, Wm. Blount 23 

Murphy, Wm. Spencer 23 

Murph[re]y, Louisa 24 

Murph[re]y, Spias/Spyers 24 

Nelson, Caleb 21 

Nelson, Giles 21 

Nelson, John 21 

Nelson, Jordan 21 

Nelson, Martin 21 

Nelson, N 21 

Nelson, Naboth 21 

Nelson, Nimrod 21 

Nicholson, J., Capt 8 



Parker, Archibald 21 

Patrick, Edward 10 

Patrick, Susan S 11 

Patterson, Mr 10 

Paul, Polly 24 

Peacock, Jerusha 4 

Peebles, Charity 4 

Peeden, William 4 

Phelps, Shirleyan Beacham 23 

Phillips, Ithan Ann 23 

Powell, Riley 24 

Provine, Andrew 2 

Provine, Rebecca 2 

Pugh, Hugh 23 

Pugh, Sarah (Sally) 23 

Pugh, Stephen 23 

Putnell, Charity 16, 17 

Putnell, Joshua 17 

Randolph, T. E., Jr., Mr 5 

Rasbury, Francis 6 

Rasbury, John 6 

Reid, Rev. Mr 16 

Ringgold, Susan Jane 23 

Robson, Ro 5 

Rodgers, Emily 23 

Rodgers, Wiley 23 

Rodgers, William J 23 

Rogers, Darrell 23 

Roseborough, Margaret 2 

Ross, Elizabeth 1, 10, 11, 12 

Ross, William 1 

Rouse, Sally 5 

Ruff, Chloe 6 

Ruff, John 6 

Ruffin, Samuel 1 

Salter, Edward 18, 19 

Satchwell, Eva, Mrs 2 

Savage, R. R., Rev 14 

Scarborough, C. W., Rev 15 

Scarborough, Isaac 6 

Scarborough, Nancy 6 

Schenck, John G. L 1 

Sermon, Jno 3 

Sheppard, H 22 

Shivers, James 21 

Sloan, Martha 2 

Sloan, Robert 2 

Smith, Alma E 17 

Smith, Caleb 16, 17 

Smith, Caleb P. 16, 17 

Smith, Charity Putnell 17 

Smith, Clara B 17 

Smith, Ephriam H. (Papers) ... 16, 21 
Smith, Esther M 17 



Smith, Harry 17 

Smith, Harvey E 17 

Smith, Huldah 17 

Smith, James 16, 17 

Smith, James W. 17 

Smith, Joshua W. 24 

Smith, Laney 16 

Smith, Lonie L 17 

Smith, Lonnie Laster 17 

Smith, Louisa 21 

Smith, Martha 16, 17 

Smith, Marvin W 17 

Smith, Mary 16, 17 

Smith, Parmelia Ann 17 

Smith, Salety/Selecty 24 

Smith, Sarah 1 7 

Somerville, Lt 7 

Spain, Joyner 24 

Spain, Mary 4 

Speir, Absley 10 

Speir, Harriet 4 

Speir, John 4, 10 

Speir, Martha 10 

Spivey, Alexander 3 

Spivey, Caleb 3 

Spivey, James 3 

Spivy, Alexander 3 

Spivy, Elizabeth 3 

Spivy, Ephraim 3 

Stancill, Dorcas 2 

Stancill, Godfrey 2 

Stephens, John 21 

Stephenson, Lydia 2 

Stephenson, Thomas 2 

Stevenson, Lydia 3 

Stevenson, Thomas 3 

Stokes, Alpheus 5 

Stokes, Maggie 16 

Sugg, Allen 18 

Sugg, George 18 

Sugg, George/George A 2 

Sugg, Joel 18 

Sugg, Peter 2 

Sumner, Joseph John 1 

Sutton, Bennett (Stepney) 23 

Sutton, Bennett 23 

Sutton, Hannah 23 

Sutton, John 23 

Sutton, Joseph, Jr 23 

Sutton, Sarah 23 

Sutton?, Christopher 23 

Sutton?, Elizabeth 23 

Sutton?, George 23 

Sutton?, Joseph 23 

Sutton?, Mary 23 



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Taft, Arnold 21 

Taft, Elias 21 

Tatnall, Edward, Capt 8 

Taunt, Irvin 8 

Taunt, Thomas, Sr./Jr 8 

Teal, Lewis 8 

Teel, Johnson 24 

Teel, Mahala 24 

Teel, Oscar D 24 

Thigpen, Clara 6 

Thigpen, Fanny 6 

Thigpen, Joseph 6 

Thigpen, Joshua 6 

Thigpen, Nathaniel 8 

Thomas, Charity 4 

Tison, William Stanly 22 

Tooley, A 3 

Truss, Elizabeth 4 

Truss, James 4 

Truss, Sarah 4 

Tucker, Reubin 21 

Tucker, Wright 21 

Turnage, Susan 6 

Turn age, William 6 

Turnage, Zachariah 8 

Tyson, Thomas 8 

Tyson, William 8 

Van, Edward 8 

Van, Zilpha 4 

Vann, R. T, Rev. 14 

Vass, Charlotte 5 

Vass, James 5 

Vaughan, Charles T. 14 

Vincent, Jesse 8 

Vowell, Little 8 



Wade, Redden 9 

Waff, W. B., Rev 15 

Walker, William, Capt 8 

Ward, Thomas 9 

Ward, William 9 

Warren, Allen 5 

Warren, Amy 5 

Watkins, Anne 19 

Watkins, John 19 

Watkins, John Heirs 21 

Weathersby, Robert 9 

Webb, Judy M 23 

Welch, Matthew 9 

Westbrook, C 5 

Westmoreland, Nancy Permelia .. 23 

Whichard, Clarence Brown 13 

Whichard, Claudius Linden 13 

Whichard, D. F. 13, 14 

Whichard, David F. 12 

Whichard, David Fleming 11, 12, 13 

Whichard, David J. /Jordan 13 

Whichard, Frank 13, 14 

Whichard, Julian Robert 13 

Whichard, Kathleen 10, 11, 12 

Whichard, Louis Hilliard 13 

Whichard, Magnolia 12, 13 

Whichard, Ora V. 12 

Whichard, Ora Violetta 11, 13 

Whichard, Robert 12 

Whichard, Robert D 12 

Whichard, Robert David 1 1 

Whichard, V. H 13, 14 

Whichard, Viola 13 

Whichard, Violetta Hearn 12 

Whichard, Willis/Willis A 13 

Whitfield, Penelope 24 



Wiggins, Sampson 9 

Wilkinson, William 9 

Williams, Emiline 22 

Williams, J., Col 7 

Williams, Martha Jane 22 

Williams, Mathew 9 

Williams, Moses 9 

Williams, Nancy 22 

Williams, Patience 24 

Williams, William 6, 9 

Williamson, Benjamin 1 

Wills, Arlene F. 24 

Windham, John M 19 

Withrington, Richard 21 

Wood, William 9 

Wood, Zadock 9 

Woodard, Jesse 4 

Woolerson, James 9 



Wooten, David 

Wooten, Hardy 

Wootten, Amos .... 

Wootten, Eli 

Wootten, Ephraim 

Wootten, Jesse 

Wootten, Stephen 



Worner, Joseph 9 

Worrell, Josiah 3 

Wright, Rev. Mr 15 

Wyatt, McGilberry 9 

Yancy/Yancey, Monroe T. 23 

Yewbanks, John 21 




EDITORS' NOTES 



Concerning the New Members information: 

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editors have chosen to use the space for resource material. 

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pleased that our efforts are well-received, and eager to remind you to contribute resource material to 
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Volume IV, No. 3 August 1997 

SPECIAL CIVIL WAR ISSUE 

CONFEDERATE REUNION ROLL CALL 1 

THE CASE OF DINAH TAFT 2 

ARTICLES OF CIVIL WAR INTEREST 3 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNION PENSIONS 7 

VETERAN OBITUARIES '. 10 

BIBLE RECORDS John Leighton Croom Bible 16 

Lewis Mills Record 17 

William Lang Bible 17 

Hodges-Denmark Bible 18 

Archabald H. Flanagan Bible 19 

CIVIL WAR LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR 21 

QUERIES 22 

INDEX 25 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 29 

FILLERS PCFR Reunion Reminder 6 

J. R. Davenport, A Good Record (with portrait) 15 

Mrs. Susan Streeter Atkinson (portrait) 20 

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Confederate Reunion Roll Call 



The following is an article about a Confederate Reunion held in Greenville, NC as reported in King's 
Weekly, September 13, 1895, and reprinted here in full. 




CONFEDERATE RE-UNION 

The Re-Union held last week here was the largest yet held. It was the re-union of BRYAN- 
GRIMES CAMP of Pitt County Confederate Veterans, and more than 100 veterans attended. No 
speaker was obtained, so there were short talks by several. Mr. E. A. MOYE, Commander, and Mr. 
John BRANDT, of Greene county, a veteran of the Mexican as well as the Confederate war, did most 
speaking. Mr. BRANDT was overcome with emotion at seeing so many of his old comrades in arms, 
and broke down before finishing. Mr. Ruel WILLOUGHBY had charge of the table and none better 
could have been had. He had everything just right. No one went away hungry. It was a large gather- 
ing and a most pleasant meeting, and various recitals of war times were the order of the day. 
Messrs. E. A. MOYE, Commander, and R. F. SUGG, Adjutant, were unanimously re-elected. The next 
re-union will be held at some place on the 2d Friday in November, 1896. Messrs. F. WARD, T. A. 
NICHOLS, J. R. CONGLETON, J. H. SMITH and were elected as the Executive committee. 

Roll of Members of Bryan Grimes Camp of Pitt County Confederate Veterans Present at Annual Re- 
Union September 5th, 1895. 

The following is the roll of members of the above Camp, who attended the Annual Re-Union, held 
here in the College Grove, on September 5th, 1895, viz. 

R. M. STARKEY, Co. D, 57th Va regiment. 

W. G. WINDHAM, Co. A, 5th Florida State troops. 

1st Regiment, North Carolina Troops, Co. A— John S. HARRIS; Co. E— H. R. ROBERSON 

2nd Regiment, Co. A— W. G. CASE, W. L. STOCKS, J. T. LACY, W. H. TRIPP; Co. F— J. C. 

WETHERTNGTON; Co. G— H. H. MURPHY, J. A. ROBERSON; Co. H— H. F. HARRIS, I. M. 
WINDHAM, A. J. CORBETT. 

3rd Regiment, Co. E— Bennett DUNN; Co. I— E. P. DANIEL 

4th Regiment, Co. E— G. W. MEARES 

7th Regiment, Co. H— J. J. TUCKER; Co. F— J. H. LANGLEY; Co. I— G. W. JONES. 

8th Regiment, Co. G— Jesse WILSON, Benjamin WORTHINGTON, Gray HARRIS, L. C. MOORE, E. 
A. MOYE, R. A. WILLOUGHBY, G. L. MOORE, Shem TYSON, T. E. LITTLE, Ruel 
WILLOUGHBY, J. R. CONGLETON, D. H. JAMES, J. H. SMITH. 

10th Regiment, Co. H— J. E. BROWN, W. H. BRILEY 

17th Regiment, Co. K— W. L. BRILEY, G. W. HARDEE, Travis BAKER, W H. MAY, F. WARD, Osmund 
FLEMING. 

21st Regiment, Co. G— A. C. NOBLES. 

27th Regiment, Co. E— R. H. PARKER, A. J. BAKER, John A. LANG, Silas NICHOLS, J. W. BROWN, D. 
L. CRAWFORD; Co. H— J. E. RANDOLPH, E. A. MAYO, I. H. LITTLE, Wiley BULLOCK, James 
HARRINGTON, W. H. PARKER, W. J. SUMMERELL, Samuel MOORE. 

30th Regiment, Co. F— D. C. CORBETT 

31st Regiment, Co. B— A. S. WALKER 

33rd Regiment, Co. B— R. M. JONES, J. H. BRYANT, F. L. BROWN. 
36th Regiment, Co. F— J. J. FLEMING 



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40th Regiment, Co. A— A. D. HILL; Co. B— B. F. SUGG; Co. C— J. M. WALKER, Richard CRAFT; Co. 
I— T. A. NICHOLS, Taylor HARRIS. 

41st Regiment, Co. K— S. L. WHITLEY 

43rd Regiment, Co. E— W. H. WILKERSON, H. W. DUNN. 

44th Regiment, Co. B— Edmond FLEMING; Co. C— Stanly HARRIS, Wm. LETCHWORTH, T. E. 
RANDOLPH; Co. D— J. H. H. MOORE, L. F. FLEMING, Alfred LEGETT; Co. I— Tillman 
STOCKS, James TURNAGE. 

47th Regiment, Co. F— R. P. SUGG 

55th Regiment, Co. E— Benjamin TEEL, C. A. RANDOLPH, W. H. GURGANUS, K. H. FLEMING, J. H. 
WOOLARD, J. W. CARSON. 

61st Regiment, Co. F— Major, Henry HARDING, J. R. PEADEN; Co. H— S. H. BROWN. 

67th Regiment, Co. A— W J. BUNDY; Co. D— Zack ALLEN, J. B. ALLEN; Co. E— J. H. GRAY, Alfred 
WETHERINGTON, J. A. EDWARDS; Co. G— R. B. PARKER, L. P. BEARDSLEY, Calvin JONES; 
Co. I— Wm. CORY, Wm. HARRIS, Joel TYSON; Co. K— Augustus FORBES, Joab HEMBY. 

Regiment, Co._— J. H. BIBB 

Junior Reserves— G. A. MEEKS, Co. H 1st. Reg. 

J. L. MOORE, Co. I, 3rd Reg., cavalry 

A. L. BLOW, Co. K, 67th Reg.," cavalry 

Died since last Re-union— George MOYE, Sen. Res.; Wells B. MORGAN, Co. E, 43rd Regiment; J. L. 
W. NOBLES, Co. C, 66th Regiment. 



The Case of Dinah Taft 

The following deposition concerns Dinah TAFT's case in getting her husband's pension for service 
in the Union Army. From the Henry T. KING Collection, #625, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, 
J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. 




State of North Carolina 
Pitt County 

James BELL being duly sworn deposes and says that he knows Dinah TAFT. That she 
was a slave of Bryan HARDEE. That upon his death, she became the slave of his son Joseph 
HARDEE, a minor. That William Martin NELSON became guardian for Joseph HARDEE; that Dina 
first had a slave marriage (not legal) with Fred VENTERS, but was later married to Noah TAFT, by the 
William Martin NELSON, who was a Justice of the Peace and legally authorized to perform the 
marriage ceremony. This marriage was sometime about the second year of the war of 1861-5. That 
some time thereafter Noah TAFT ran away and became a soldier in the Federal Army and never 
returned home. 

James [his mark] BELL 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of May 1909 

Henry T. KING, US Commissioner for the Eastern District of North Carolina 



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Articles of Civil War Interest 

A series of miscellaneous newspaper articles relative to local Civil War veterans or their families, 
compiled by Roger Kammerer. 

A, 

READY TO SERVE AGAIN 

Mr. Bryan BUCK, of Swift Creek township, a Confederate soldier who lost his right fore arm 
in the civil war, was in town today and dropped in the Reflector office to learn the situation in the 
present disturbance between the United States and Spain. He says that the war spirit is just as strong 
in him as it was thirty-five years ago and he is as ready to fight now for the Confederacy. He says he 
is going to make up a company and lead them in battle. (Eastern Reflector, April 22, 1898) 

o o o o 

PITT GETS IN 

D. H. JAMES, of Pitt County, was elected assistant door-keeper of the house of representa- 
tives. Mr. JAMES is a one-legged Confederate soldier and his election is a worthy one. (Eastern 
Reflector, January 10, 1905) 



FIRST AND YOUNGEST 

As some of the veterans at the reunion Tuesday were talking over incidents of the war, it was 
learned that Justice C. D. ROUNTREE was the first in Pitt county to enlist in the service of the 
Confederacy, and Senator A. L. BLOW was the youngest Pitt Countian to enlist. (Daily Reflector, May 
11, 1904) 



BEAVER DAM ITEMS . . . 

Titus ELKS, an old soldier, aged 77 years and a member of the 44th Reg., and was in many a 
hard fought battle, is very sick. 

Old man Arnold BALDREE, another soldier of LEE, is spending some time with his son near 
Ballards. May "Uncle Arnold" be with us a long time. He is a good and honest man and is nearing 
his four score years. 

Mrs. Lucinda WAINRIGHT, a pension widow aged 72 years, is sick with heart disease. She is 
a good, hard working woman. Her husband, Jim WAINRIGHT, fell in defense of his country. She put 
her own hands to the plow and raised a large family. When young she was a strong woman, but 
that strong heart is soon to beat no more. (Daily Reflector, February 16, 1904) 

o o o o 

WINTERVILLE ITEMS . . . 

John CANNON, an old Confederate soldier, on of the very first to put on armor, was a 
visitor at the home of J. A. HARRINGTON Wednesday. And another most excellent qualification in 
his make-up he has been a Democrat from baby-hood up. (Daily Reflector, June 16, 1905) 

o o o o 

TWO OLD VETERANS 

Both Past Four Score Years but yet Hearty 

The Reflector today had a call from two aged Confederate veterans, who are among the oldest living 
soldiers in the county. They were Messers Jesse VINCENT and Reuben KINSAUL, both of Beaver 
Dam township. Mr. VINCENT is now in his 84th year and was a member of the 8th North Carolina 
regiment under Col. E. C. YELLOWLEY, and fought through the entire four years of the civil war. 
Mr. KINSAUL is in his 83rd year and was a member of the 44th North Carolina regiment under Col. 
George B. SINGELTARY, and was in the war three-and-a-half years. Both of these veterans are re- 
markably well preserved for their advanced years. (Daily Reflector, December 16, 1910) 

o o o o 

AYDEN ITEMS . . . 

Mr. Henry DAVID, an old Confederate Soldier, is very sick at his home near Mr. Burt 
HEATH's. We hope the good people who have been more fortunate than this poor old man, will see 



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that he and his aged wife will not be neglected. She followed the plow while he followed General 
LEE during the Civil War. We hope this will be remembered by those who had something at stake. 
(Daily Reflector, January 7, 1911) 



WHO WERE THEY? 

Our esteemed townsman Capt. H. F. PRICE, the noted civil engineer in conversation with 
the [Goldsboro] Argus man, last Saturday, remarked, incident to the day being the anniversary of 
LEE's surrender, that out of 148 of the "Pitt Volunteers" who went in at the beginning of the war, of 
which he was one, only 6 survived to witness the fateful scene at Appomattox. (King's Weekly, April 
22, 1898) 

o o o o 

AGED NEIGHBORS 

Messers J. F. WHICHARD, Simon E. NOBLES and Jesse BARNHILL formed an interesting 
group on our streets last Saturday. They are aged respectively 67 1/2, 74 and 73 years. They are from 
Carolina township where they have lived within one and one quarter miles of each other for forty 
years or more. They are all the best of citizens, Confederate veterans and sound old time Democrats, 
with apparently still a long lease of life. (King's Weekly, March 1, 1895) 

o o o o 

KINSTON ITEMS . . . 

In May 1864, Mr. Warren McGLAWHORN of Pitt county, near Edward's Bridge, in Greene 
county, while on his way home from Point Lookout prison, was thrown from a cart, sustaining a 
dislocation of his hip from which he never recovered until a few weeks ago, eighteen years after the 
accident. He was walking along the road when to his surprise the hip sprung back in its proper place 
and he is now once more happy. (New Bern Daily Journal, June 30, 1882) 



[UNTITLED] 

Dan THOMAS, only Confederate to plant a flag on the enemy's works at Gettysburg, who 
afterwards lived and died in Pitt County. (King's Weekly, May 10, 1895) 



WINTER VI LLE ITEMS . . . 

Calvin MILLS, of near Blackjack, was here Wednesday making arrangements to place his daugh- 
ter in school here. He is an old Confederate soldier and fought valiantly in several of the fiercest 
battles of the war. Mr. MILLS has an excellent memory and can vividly portray the scenes of those 
dark bloody days. He has also been a great bear hunter and has had many narrow escapes from 
Master BRUIN as well as from the Yankees. (Daily Reflector, August 26, 1905) 

o o o o 

THE Newbern Republican IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING: 

"A man named Edward BROWN of Pitt county fled to the swamps during the late war to avoid 
the draft has been lately discovered living a hermit life in a den and settlement of his own in a 
dense thicket near the bank of the river. When first discovered he fled to his hiding place, upon 
being pursued he showed fight , but finally surrendered , and insisted upon refusing to go in the 
army. Upon being informed the war was ended about six years ago, he concluded to abandon his 
hiding place and return to the old plantation where he found many changes since the commence- 
ment of the rebellion. His only clothing was made from the skins of coons and other animals which 
he has captured during the time, having seen no one with whom to converse during about eight 
years. He has nearly lost the control of language except a few profane words. His father and mother 
have both died during the past year. (Tarboro Southerner, June 29, 1871) 



MORMON CUSTOMS 
Oakley, N.C. Dec. 18, 1899 
To the Editor of the Reflector, 

As I have recently noticed a spirit of inquiry existing in many of the leading journals of the 
country, concerning the theory and practice of Mormonism, I will write a few facts that have come 
under my observation. I stayed in the town of Mount Carmel, Utah, about three months in 1881. It 



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contained about five hundred inhabitants, all of whom were members of the Mormon church. They 
marry by revelation. If a member makes known to the church that it is revealed to him that he must 
wed a certain woman, they make preparation to have the ceremony performed regardless of the 
wishes of the woman. She is taken to the baptismal font in the temple, where the priest washes her 
in clean water and anoints her with oil, praying that she may be faithful in bringing forth Saints for 
Zion. Then they are pronounced man and wife for eternity. One chief point of their doctrine is the 
laying on of hands and anointing with oil for the healing of the sick. They also claim to raise the 
dead. My authority is Bishop JOLLY, whose house I made my home while in Utah. He was a relative 
of mine and we were very intimate. Bishop Jolly had three wives. For instance he stayed with wife 
number one during the day, at night with wife number two, and third night with wife number 
three. The Bishop was considered one of the leading spirits of the Mormon church. I left a wife and 
six children in North Carolina and of course did not partake of their ways. I am sixty years old and 
belonged to the 3rd Confederate Infantry in the civil war. I served four years. My Colonel was 
MARMADUKE from Missouri. I give as reference to my standing as a citizen, Sheriff of Pitt county, 
G. M. MOORING, Clerk of Superior court, D. C. MOORE, Ex-Gov. T. J. JARVIS, or any leading citizen 
of Pitt county. —Yours truly, J. B. WHITEHURST (Eastern Reflector, December 22, 1899) 

o o o o 

PITT COUNTY MAN SUPPOSED TO HAVE DIED IN WAR, FOUND 

Green MANNING, Who Was Reported Dead Shortly After Enlisting in Confederate Army, Alive 

Green MANNING, former Pitt county man supposed to have died of illness shortly after 
enlisting in the Confederate army in 1861 has come to life, and information received by Alfred 
MANNING, a brother of the Littlefield section, says he is living in Trintland county, Georgia, and 
enjoying the best of health on his little farm in that district. The information of his whereabouts 
came as a great surprise to relatives, as a statement issued by Confederate headquarters at Richmond 
during the Civil war stated that he had died of pneumonia about eight months after his enlistment. 

In the letter to his brother, Mr. MANNING said he had made repeated efforts to get in touch 
with his relatives since the war, but never met with any success. He gave a detailed account of his 
life after enlisting with Captain WHITE who was in command of State troops as they passed 
through Ballard's cross roads, this county, bound for scene of battle. He remained in service eight 
months when he was captured by the Yankees and placed in a Federal prison at Point Lookout, Va. 

After the was ended he was released from long confinement in prison and found his way to 
Georgia. He worked there fro many years, during which time he was married. In later years a small 
farm was acquired out of his hard earnings, where he has remained until the present time. Twelve 
children bless the union, ten of whom are still living. 

Mr. MANNING was about 17 years of age when he enlisted for service in the Confederate 
army and is 77 today. He has numbers of relatives living in the Littlefield district and Ballard's cross 
roads. All are substantial farmers, expecially the breother, and it is difficult to understand why the 
long lost relative didn't return. 

This first information of Mr. MANNING'S whereabouts was received in this county several 
weeks ago. He wrote a letter to county officials, requesting information regarding relatives, and later 
sent an application for pension due veterans of the Civil war. Everyone acquainted with him when 
he left for war believed the story of his death, and the fact that he is still living is received with 
considerable interest in all sections. (Daily Reflector, July 22, 1921) 



WIDOW OF CONFEDERACY RECALLS HOW SHE LIVED IN TWO COUNTIES AT ONCE 
By Edwina Haymes, Reflector Staff Writer 

An 83-year-old Ayden woman who claims as a child to have eaten in one county and slept 
in another, all in the same house, is one of five Confederate veterans' widows still living in Pitt 
County. 

Mrs. Laura Dudley GRIFFIN, widow of Robert L. GRIFFIN, recalls that as a child her home 
was located on a line between Pitt and Craven counties. "We ate in one county, and slept in an- 
other," she has been fond of telling her children, "but I always claimed Pitt as my home." 



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Mrs. GRIFFIN has two children, a daughter, Mrs. Clarence MOORE with whom she lives; and 
Oler L. GRIFFIN, also of Ayden. She has two grandchildren, Barbara GRIFFIN, 18, and Bobby GRIF- 
FIN, 11. Mrs. MOORE is town clerk for Ayden, and GRIFFIN is a plumber. 

Mrs. GRIFFIN was married in 1900 to the Confederate veteran, who enlisted in the Army of 
the South in 1863 and who served in the 67th Regiment. 

Her husband was also from Pitt County, and the couple began their married life on a farm 
near Winterville. After ten years Griffin retired and moved his family to Ayden, where they have 
resided ever since. The veeran died in 1915 at the age of 66. 

At the time of his death GRIFFIN was receiving a pension for his service in the War between 
the States. Later, when Mrs. GRIFFIN applied for the widow's pension, her claim was denied on the 
basis she was the soldier's third wife. Later, however, the ruling was changed, and with the aid of 
the Pitt County Welfare Department, Mrs. GRIFFIN'S claim was proved and she began receiving the 
pension. 

These pensions are not granted from federal funds, Public Welfare Superintendent K. T. 
FUTRELL explained, but come from state funds set aside by the legislature for this particular pur- 
pose. Applications re filed with the Clerk of Court, approved by the County Pension Board of three 
men, and transmitted to the state auditor where process is completed. Pension checks are sent out 
each month to the widows from the state office throught the county, Clerk of Court's office. 

Other Pitt County widows of Confederate veterans are Mrs. Lanie A. BALDWIN, Ayden Rt. 3; 
Mrs. Wilie P. GARDNER, Greenville; Mrs. Bettie J. MOORE, Fountain; and Mrs. Lucy 
WORTHINGTON, Ayden. (Daily Reflector,, Aug. 13, 1955) 



A COMMUNICATION. 

Mr. Editor: — If you will allow me space in your paper to relate to my old comrades an 
incident that occured during our Civil War, I will appreciate same very much. 

I was a private soldier in Co. A, 1st Regiment, NC. Junior Reserves. When it was reported 
that the enemy, in the fall of 1864, were advancing for the recapture of Plymouth, our regiment was 
hurried by a forced march from Tarboro. The marching was very rapid and just before reaching 
Williamston I was forced through sickness and weariness to drop out. The Captain in charge of the 
rear guard roughly ordered me back in the line, but finally seeing that I could not go, left me to 
struggle along the best I could. Just about that time the Major of my regiment rode up and asked 
what the trouble was. Finding that my condition was sick and worn out he first told me to try to get 
up to camp as we were not going much further, but after riding a few steps he dismounted and 
made me get on his horse, and he himself marched on foot the remaining five miles to 
Williamston. I was grateful to him then and though I have never met him since I have not forgot- 
ten his kindness, and I think that my old comrades and fellow citizens should know who he was. 
He is now a candidate for the United State Senate, and I write this letter without his knowledge. His 
name is Walter CLARK. He was then though only a boy of 17 or 18 years, major of my regiment, 
and the same kindness for the rank and file and sympathy for those who needed assitance which he 
showed them has marked his career through subsequent life. Knowing him as a young soldier, I 
have naturally observed his public career, and his record shows that he has always stood for the 
right of the people, and the protection of the weak. — Yours truly, William H. RENFREW, 
Greenville, N.C. (Washington Progress, Mar. 28, 1912) 



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Remember the 




Pitt County Family Researchers' First Family Reunion 

Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Willis Building at 1st and Reade Streets, Greenville, NC 



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African- American Union Pensions 



The following are African-American claims for Federal pensions for service in the Union Army. 
These records were gleaned from the Frederick C. DOUGLASS Papers found in the William L. 
HORNER Collection, #265., East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University. The claimants give some genealogical information about themselves and their former 
slave owners. * 



265.2, Page 73, Claim of Pheobe COBBS, alias BOYD, Craven Co., N.C., widow of Henry BOYD, 
late Private Co. A, 36th Regiment, U.S.C.T. 

On July 11, 1893, Pheobe COBBS, age 53, a resident of Grifton, N.C., appeared before E. W. 
CARPENTER, Notary Public. She swears she can find no record of her husbands death. Henry BOYD 
was discharged on about the fall of 1865 by reason of physical disabilities which he contracted in 
the winter of 1864/1865 at Deep Bottom, Va. On his way home he was attacked with severe 
rhuematism and diarrhea and piles. He was carried to New Orleans hospital and there died. She asks 
that the testimony of Corp. John BLANGO and Thomas BLANGO of Co. A, 36th Reg., U.S.C.T. be 
accepted. Pheobe states she married the soldier under slavery customs on William 
LAUGHINGHOUSE's plantation. There was no record kept by her former owners. Her former owners 
two sons are living and give affidavits in the case. Pheobe also produced affidavits from Siddie 
PAXTON, Alley ALBRITTON and Ellen TELFAIR who all knew Pheobe and Henry BOYD as husband 
and wife. Henry BOYD belonged to John BOYD near Grimesland, Pitt Co. which was about two 
miles from where Pheobe grew up. They grew up together and married when Pheobe was 14 years 
old and Henry was 16 years old. They had six children, two dying before Henry went into service 
and two died after viz: Joseph and Sarah. Joseph died about one and a half years after his father 
went away and Sarah died seven years ago. Pheobe BOYD remarried in September 1869 to Allen 
COBBS by William LAUGHINGHOUSE, J. P. Pheobe was unable to furnish a marriage record because 
the courthouse burned and the records burned up. 
Witness E. W. CARPENTER 



Also appeared July 11, 1893, Isaac EVANS, age 54, resident of Grimesland, Pitt Co. He swears he was 
born and raised near Grimesland, Pitt Co. on William LAUGHINGHOUSE's plantation and belonged 
to Gustavus EVANS of near Grimesland. Before the war, Isaac EVANS was acquainted with Henry 
BOYD and his wife Pheobe and they were considered husband and wife by their owners. They had 
four children viz: Margarett, Sarah, Joseph and Frances. EVANS recollects that Henry BOYD went to 
Washington, N.C. to enlist in the U.S. Army and where he died in service. Pheobe remarried about 
Sept. 1867 to Allen COBBS. Allen COBBS died about July 1887. 
Witness E. W CARPENTER Isaac [his mark] EVANS 

W H. PENDER 

Also appeared July 12, 1893, Martha BOYD, age 48, a resident of James City, N.C. She swears she 
lived and grew up on William LAUGHINGHOUSE's plantation with Pheobe LAUGHINGHOUSE. 
That Pheobe married Henry BOYD and they were recognized by their owners as husband and wife. 
Witness E. W CARPENTER 

John W. HILL Martha [her mark] BOYD 

265.1, Page 12, Claim of Albert GORHAM, U. S. Navy 

On Nov. 17, 1889, appeared Albert GORHAM, age 50, a resident of New Bern, N.C. He swears he was 
born at Greenville, Pitt Co. When the war broke out and Washington, N.C. was captured, GORHAM 




J. D. BARFIELD 



Pheobe [her mark] BOYD 



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went there and enlisted in Jan. 1864 aboard the U.S. Navy Gunboat Louisiana. He stayed there a 
week or two and was transferred to the Commodore Hull where he remained until discharged at New 
Bern, N.C. GORHAM states he injured his left hand and had a hernia in the fight at Plymouth, N.C. 
He received a back injury from lifting cannons at Roanoke. He was treated but has suffered ever 
since and has to wear a truss. GORHAM was discharged at Philadelphia, Pa. and lived in New Bern 
ever since. 

Albert [his mark] GORHAM 

Also appeared, Dec. 23, 1889. Albert EASON, age 44, resident of Smith's Creek. He declares he is 
acquainted with Albert GORHAM on the Gunboat Commodore Hull. Eason says when GORHAM was 
transferred from the Gunboat Louisiana, that GORHAM's hand was badly mashed and the doctor 
had to dress it every morning. GORHAM was unable to do much work and was transferred. EASON 
saw GORHAM again at the battle of Plymouth and GORHAM was all broken up with a rupture and 
was deaf, having to be hollred at to hear anything. 
Witness J. B. WILLIS 

E. W. CARPENTER Albert [his mark] EASON 

265.1, Page 19, Claim of Silas SHEPARD, brother of Austin SHEPARD of Co. E, 35th Reg., U.S.C.T. 
Appeared Dec. 24, 1889, Simon TYSON, age 56, a resident of Farmville, N.C. TYSON says he was 
born and raised in Pitt Co. on Shird [Sherrod] TYSON's plantation and knew the parents of Silas and 
Austin SHEPARD, as they were born on the same plantation. These three boys were raised together 
until Austin SHEPARD went away and enlisted. TYSON never saw him again until he heard that 
Austin was dead in the U.S. Army. 

Also appeared, Nathan SANDERS, age 53, resident of Farmville, N.C. He swears that he knew Austin 
and Silas SHEPARD and their parents before the war. They grew up together. When the war broke 
out, SANDERS enlisted in Co. E, 37th Reg. U.S.C.T, the same brigade as Austin SHEPARD. They 
fought together at Rocky Point, Va. Austin SHEPARD was ordered to the front at Petersburg, Va. 
SANDERS never saw him again and heard he had died in the U.S. Army. After the war, SANDERS 
inquired about the SHEPARD family. SANDERS found only Silas SHEPARD. Silas' mother died May 
12, 1850 in West Tennessee where she was sold before the war. Silas' father, Joseph HARRIS died 
near Greenville, N.C. in the summer of 1882. 
Witness E. W. CARPENTER 

J. B. WILLIS Nathan [his mark] SANDERS 

265.1, Page 23, Claim of Nathan SANDERS, Co. E, 37th Reg. U.S.C.T. 

Appeared Dec. 24, 1889, Nathan SANDERS, age 53, who swears he enlisted on Feb. 27, 1864 in Co. 
E, 37th Reg. U.S.C.T, commanded by Capt. W. A. CUTLER. SANDERS was honorably discharged at 
Raleigh, N.C. about Feb. 1867. His personal description at enlistment was age 20, height 5' 6", light 
complexion, black hair and eyes. SANDERS says while in service at Wilson's Landing on May 1, 
1864, he contracted diarrhea and piles from having to drink bad water. He was down for several 
weeks and later contracted bilious fever which put him near death for several weeks. After leaving 
service, SANDERS has resided in Lenoir and Pitt Counties as a farmer. 
Witness E. W. CARPENTER Nathan [his mark] SANDERS 



265.1, Page 25, Claim of Simon TYSON 

Appeared Feb. 18, 1890, Lawrence COTTON, age 46, resident of New Bern, N.C. COTTON swears he 
is well acquainted with Simon TYSON. That TYSON enlisted as a private in Co. E, 14th U.S.C.H. 
Artillery and was discharged at Fort Macon, N.C. on Dec. 11, 1865. TYSON contracted an abcess and 
ulcer on the right side of his head which caused a loss of vision and deafness. He also had 
rhuematism in his feet which caused permanent lameness. TYSON rose to Sergeant and that he and 
COTTON served at New Bern, Carolina City and Morehead City. 
Witness E. W. CARPENTER Lawrence COTTON 



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Also appeared, Isaac WATERS, age 60, who swears he knows Simon TYSON. They were both Ser- 
geants in the same company. 

265.1, Page 139, Claim of Silas SHEPARD 

Appeared Feb. 18, 1890, Nathan SANDERS, age 53, resident of Farmville, N.C. Sanders swears he was 
born and raised on Dicy SANDERS plantation near Farmville, N.C. one and a half miles from Henry 
SHEPARD's plantation, the former owner of Austin and Silas SHEPARD. SANDERS became ac- 
quainted with Austin SHEPARD's parents when he was 8 or 10 years old. Austin SHEPARD's father 
was Joseph HARRIS who died July 1882 and was owned by Spencer HARRIS of near Farmville. 
Austin SHEPARD's mother was Phillis HARRIS owned by Henry SHEPARD and she died before the 
war. She died leaving children viz: Austin SHEPARD, Silas SHEPARD, Luvenia SHEPARD (who died 
Jan. 1879, leaving one daughter named Ellen BYNUM) and Lewis SHEPARD (who died ca. 1862 
having never married). 

Witness E. W. CARPENTER Nathan [his mark] SANDERS 

265.1, Page 141, Claim of Sarah ATKINSON, alias ANDERSON, age 45, resident of Farmville, Pitt 
Co. 

She swears she is the widow of Benjamin ANDERSON who enlisted as Benjamin ANDERSON at New 
Bern, N.C. in the Spring of 1864 in Co. E, 14th Reg. U.S.C.H. Artillery and who died of disease Feb. 
25, 1880 due to lung hemmorage and exposure received in the U.S. Army. She says she married 
under the name of Sarah ATKINSON to Benjamin ANDERSON about July 1866 by Moses JOINER, J. 
P. of Pitt Co. Their children were viz: Eliza born Jan. 22, 1869; Hilliard born Feb. 11, 1870; Alfred 
born July 1, 1872; and Matthew born Aug. 4, 1874. Eliza later married to Reuben HOWARD. Sarah 
ATKINSON appoints Frederick DOUGLASS her attorney to prosecute her claim. 
Witness E. W. CARPENTER Sarah [her mark] ATKINSON 

265.1, Page 203, Claim of Silas SHEPARD 

Appeared Feb. 18, 1890, Simon TYSON, age 60, resident of Farmville, Pitt Co. He swears he was born 
and raised in the Farmville District on Shird [Sherrod] TYSON's plantation in the same neighbor- 
hood with Silas and Austin SHEPARD, who fell to the SHEPARD's by reason of Shird TYSON's 
daughter marrying Henry SHEPARD. Austin SHEPARD died in the U.S. Army and he had two broth- 
ers and two sisters. The sisters were viz: Gatsie SHEPARD (who died prior to Silas) and Lavinia 
SHEPARD (who died unmarried at Farmville about Feb. 1866 leaving one child, Ellen BYNUM). The 
brothers were viz: Lewis SHEPARD (who died unmarried in the U.S. Army) and Silas SHEPARD (who 
married but had no children). 

Witness E. W. CARPENTER Simon [his mark] TYSON 

Also appeared, Maria STANTON, age 45, who swears she was born and reared in the same neighbor- 
hood with the brothers and sisters of Austin SHEPARD, dec'd. 

Also appeared, Ellen BYNUM, age 28, of Farmville, Pitt Co., who swears she is the daughter of 
Lavinia SHEPARD and the only legal heir and neice of Austin SHEPARD. Austin SHEPARD was born 
near Farmville, Pitt Co. on May 1, 1834 and died at Charleston, S.C. June 28, 1865. 

265.1, Page 248, Claim of Jennie CHERRY, age 41, resident of Greenville, N.C. 
On Feb. 25, 1890, appeared Jennie CHERRY, who swears she is the sister and only heir living of 
Noah TAFT deceased. TAFT enrolled on Nov. 22, 1863 in Washington, N.C. as a private in Co. C, 
37th U.S.C.T. and who died at Fort Caswell, Washington, N.C. on July 2, 1866. Noah TAFT never 
married and left no children. His mother was Lucy HARDY or TAFT, who died 12 years ago. His 
father was Noah TAFT who died in Aug. 1887. CHERRY is the only heir surviving and TAFT had no 
half blood relations. CHERRY makes application for bounty according to the Art of Congress and 
appoints Frederick DOUGLASS of New Bern, N.C. her attorney. 

Jennie [her mark] CHERRY 



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Veteran Obituaries 



A collection of newspaper obituaries compiled by Roger Kammerer, reprinted in full. 




AN EX-SHERIFF DEAD. 

Mr. Zeno MOORE received a letter from Jesup, Ga., las week, informing him of the death of 
Mr. Joseph H. GRAY, which occurred there in October. The letter was from a daughter of the de- 
ceased, who said that she was so young when her father moved away from Pitt county that she did 
not remember any one here, but in recently looking over his papers she found Mr. MOORE's address 
and decided to write him of her father's death. It was back in the seventies that Mr. GRAY moved 
away, but there are many people in the county who remember him. In 1866, the year after he came 
out of the war, he was elected Sheriff of Pitt county and served one term. {Eastern Reflector, Jan. 10, 
1894) 

• • • 

SAD AND SUDDEN DEATH OF ONE OF GREENE COUNTY'S BEST CITIZENS. 

Mr. Jesse T. FORREST fell dead in his field near Ridge Spring on Thursday. The family has lost 
a most excellent husband and father, the county one of its very best citizens, the neighborhood 
suffers a great loss beyond expression. He was a consistent member of the Disciples church at 
Rountrees. 

Mr. FORREST surrendered with LEE at Appomattox, came home completely threadbare, 
without a shifting of clothing. He at once engaged in the agricultural pursuit and soon bought a 
farm and has been a very successful tiller of the soil up to his death. 

Those who were most intimate with him knew most of his worth as a friend, neighbor and 
citizen. (Eastern Reflector, May 29, 1895) 

• • • 

FALKLAND FINDINGS. 

Mr. Marten CORBITT died with pneumonia last Friday Mr. CORBITT was a hard working 
farmer, a good citizen and a good democrat. He was a brave confederate soldier belonged to 61st 
N.C. regiment. He was 56 years old. (King's Weekly, Jan. 14, 1898) 

• • • 

ELKS DEAD. 

John ELKS, who lived near Winterville, died Tuesday, He was a gallant soldier in the 27th, 
N.C. regiment and received a wound at Antietam from which he never fully recovered. (King's 
Weekly, July 10, 1900) 

• • • 

AYDEN ITEMS . . . 

W. B. MOORE, who has been sick a few weeks, died Wednesday and was buried Thursday in 
Ayden cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Prof. KING. He was about 50 years old and 
served in the Civil war. He has been a justice of peace for many years, and was postmaster and 
mayor here for several years. (Daily Reflector, Mar. 12, 1904) 

• • • 

OLD SOLDIER DEAD. 

Mr. Henry STRICKLAND, an old soldier, died at his home in Beaver Dam township on April 
25th. He was 81 years of age and was born in Halifax county. He was a good, peaceable man. A 
widow and large number of children, all grown survive him. (Daily Reflector, Apr. 27, 1904, Wed.) 

• • • 

AGED CITIZEN DEAD. 

Mr. John F. WHICHARD, of Carolina township, one of the oldest citizens of the county, died 
Friday morning. He was 84 yars old and leaves a wife and several sons and daughters, all of his 
children being grown. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church at Great Swamp, and passed 
away firm in the faith of a blessed hereafter. He was a Confederate soldier, and took great pleasure in 
meeting his comrades here once a year in the reunions of the veterans and talking over the events 



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of the war. There was that uprightness about his life that won the highest respect of all who knew 
him. (Daily Reflector, July 22, 1 905) 

• • • 

MR. WORRELL MOORE DEAD. 

Mr. Worrell MOORE, one of the county's oldest citizens, died last week at his home in 
Carolina township after a long illness. He was in his 81st year and had spent a useful life, being a 
prominent farmer and good citizen. He was a Confederate soldier, and a member of the Primitive 
Baptist church at Briery Swamp. He is survived by five children, Mr. T. L. MOORE, Mrs. Fannie 
BROWN, Mrs. Henry BROWN, Mrs. J. H. ROBERSON and Mrs. R. L. WOOLARD. (Daily Reflector, July 
16, 1909) 

• • • 

MR. J. E. RANDOLPH DEAD. 

On Sunday morning Mr. J. E. RANDOLPH, who lived with his sons at House station, 3 miles 
from Greenville, was found dead in bed. Mr. RANDOLPH was quite old and had been feeble for 
some time. He was a life-long Democrat, a gallant Confederate soldier and a good citizen. He leaves 
several children, all of whom are grown. (Daily Reflector, Dec. 13, 1909, Mon.) 

• • • 

MR. HENRY A. BLOW DEAD. 

A Confederate Veteran and Former Post Master. 

Mr. Henry A. BLOW, a well known citizen of Greenville died today about 1 p.m. He had 
been sick only a few days, and his death was rather unexpected. He was about 63 years old. He 
married a Miss BODDIE of Nash county. She died several years ago. There are six children living, 
Mrs. W. B. WILSON, of Greenville; Mr. W. J. BLOW, of Wilmington; Miss Fannie BLOW, of Littleton; 
Mr. T. G. BLOW, of Washington; Mrs. Nonie BLOW, of Greensboro, and Mrs. STRICKLAND, Nash- 
ville. He is also survived by one brother, Mr. A. L. BLOW and one sister, Mrs. M. D. HIGGS, both of 
Greenville. 

Mr. BLOW was a Confederate soldier and has been secretary of the BRYAN GRIMES CAMP of 
Confederate veterans of Pitt county several years. He was post master of Greenville under 
Cleveland's first administration. He was recently nominate for justice of the peace. (Daily Reflector, 
Oct. 6, 1910) 

• • • 

AYDEN ITEMS . . . 

Mr. Benjamin SMITH, one of our oldest citizens, and an ex-Confederate soldier, died 
Wednesday morning from congestion of the liver. His remains were laid to rest at his old home- 
stead, three miles in the country Thursday. He leaves a large family of children and a widow. Mr. 
SMITH has been a large planter near Ayden for a long time and was a very prominent Primitive 
Baptist having attended upward of forty consecutive associations without missing one. He laid up 
for himself treasurers in heaven, where the bank never fails, where the cashier never steals and the 
gold never cankers. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved. (Daily Reflector, Dec. 9, 1910) 

• • • 

VENERABLE CITIZEN OF FARMVILLE PASSED AWAY SATURDAY. 

Mr. Mc. D. HORTON, Sr., age 74, at one time a large planter in the county, but for a long 
time since a resident of Farmville, passed away at his home Saturday, May 20th. Mr. HORTON was a 
Confederate volunteer under Captain WHITEHEAD in 1862, and served during many battles, 
including those of Gettysburg and the Wilderness. He is survived by a widow and three children, 
Mr. Mc D. HORTON, Jr., Mr. Wm. POLLARD and Mrs. James PARKER, all of Farmville. (Daily Reflec- 
tor, May 23, 1911, Tues.) 

• • • 

MR. JOAB TYSON 

Editor Reflector: — Joab TYSON died at his home in Beaver Dam on Sept. 13, 1912 at the age 
of 75 years with pellegra, having been sick for ten weeks. He was the son of John J. and Laney 
TYSON. A faithful wife and four children survive him. He was first married to Jane PARKER in 1860; 
C. E. TYSON is a son of first marriage. In 1869 he married Susan SMITH. By this union 3 children 
survive, Mrs. Arden TUCKER, Joab TYSON and Miss Lucy K. TYSON. 



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His War Record. — He enlisted in the spring of 1862 in Dr. Joma LAWRENCE, afterwards 
Licurgus BARRIETT Company which was annexed to the 12th North Carolina and Georgia Cavalry. 
CHADBORN of Georgia was colonel, DEERING brigade. This company was of the flower of the land 
who were able to furnish their accoutrements. He spent the winters of 1862 and 1863 on Black 
Water, Va., doing picket duty and very often fighting the federal cavalry. He was stationed at 
Kinston, N.C., in the summer of 1863 where he was a special crier at the battle of Wise Fork where 
he rode near General DEERING. The federal fire was concentrated on him and the Genereia. com- 
manded him to "throw down dispatch and flee for you life." 

This faithful regiment was sent on a forced march to repel FOSTER'S raid through Greenville 
to Rocky Mount. They rested on their arms on Hunters Creek on the night of July 3, 1863. The 
federals were piloted by a guard to an old colonial ford. Next morning found them in Greene 
coutny. He was in the battle to Capture Washington and Plymouth, N.C., where he heard the 
blowing up of the iron clad Albermarle Ram. He often spoke of Plymouth as being a bloody seige 
where the Confederates are lying on the ground where they had repeatedly charged were thick 
enough to step from one to another. 

The winter of 1863 was again spent on the south side of the James river below Richmond 
where the winter was bitter cold and almost every day scrambling with the enemy. The summer of 
1864 again found this battle scared regiment in eastern North Carolina where when the Confeder- 
ates attempted to capture New Bern they sent around on the flank to capture a fort which they did 
and two hours later received orders to march to Petersburg with all possible haste, (having marched 
hard the day previous) remaining in this captured fort only a few hours to get a full supper of the 
federals good rations and feed and rest their faithful horses. Their long forced march begun and at 
dark on the fourth day found them striking camp on the north side of the old historic Appomattox, 
just over the bridge opposite Petersburg. Dark and rainy, soldeirs and horses wet and tired and 
hungry and but little food in their haversacks and no food for the horses till near dawn, men drop 
to mother earth and took a peaceful slumber. Next morning a bright July day. Grand. [GRANT] 
formed army coming up the Appomattox and is near Petersburg. Joab TYSON and William SMITH 
(R. L. SMITH'S father) wre sent out by General DEERING to recounter and report any information 
about the federals. The federal cavalry were now in sight of Richmond. LEE's heroic army is gather- 
ing before GRANT; it is near night and both armies are aware that many will die next day. Only 
sorties are made. LEE begins to build breastworks. GRANT, too, begins to build breastworks. Now 
the fighting in the trenches before Petersburg begins. 

This well known Bridge of DEERING is found south of Petersburg fighting GRANT at Stoney 
Creek, Reams Station and one hundred flanking movements. Just a few days before LEE evacuated 
Petersburg the subject of this sketch was given a squad of men and detached to get up forage in N.C. 
Two horses were killed under him but he never received a scratch. He ran out of a fort one time 
after its surrender and he was a target over an open field only to have his rifle shot from his hand; 
came home and bought an old army horse and made bread for his beautiful wife an two babys. — 
Brother GRIGG. (Eastern Reflector, Sept. 27, 1912) 

• • • 

MR. E. P. FLEMING DEAD. 

Another of Pitt county's Confederate soldiers and good citizens answered the final roll call 
this morning about 4 o'clock, when Mr. E. P. FLEMING passed away at his home five miles from 
Greenville. He was 72 years of age and is survived by three sons, Messrs. J. E., C. E. and Bithel 
FLEMING. 

His wife died only two weeks ago and he soon follows to join her "Beyond the River". (Daily 
Reflector, Oct. 31, 1912, Thurs.) 

• • • 

Mr. Shade S. JACKSON was attacked with acute indigestion Saturday night and died Monday 
morning. Mr. JACKSON was well stricken in years, but at all times was jovical and noted for indus- 
try and sobriety. His remains were interred at the JACKSON cemetery near his old home in 
Jacksontown. He leaves a widow and children. About thirty years ago he was happily married to 
Miss Allice NEGAN, daughter of Mr. Nemrod NEGAN. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved. Mr. 



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JACKSON was an old Confederate soldier and a member of the Free Will Baptist church. (Daily 
Reflector, Dec. 6, 1912, Thurs.) 

• • • 

DEATH OF FIRST ENLISTED TAR HEEL. 

Capt. John B. WORSLEY, formerly of Pitt county, but late of Asheville, was found dead in his 
room in Washington, D.C., on the night of September 1st. Capt. WORSLEY was a gallant Confeder- 
ate soldier. He was the first man from North Carolina to enlist in the war between the States and 
fought through that memorable war without being furloughed a single day. 

When Fort Sumter was being bombarded, Captain WORSLEY, then a mere boy, asked 
permission to join the Confederate troops. He took part in that battle and after it was over was 
given his preference of remaining with South Carolina troops or returning to his native State. He 
chose the latter course and served with gallant distinction. 

Representative SMALL and Joe F. TAYLOR, and John D. BROWN, of Salisbury, took charge of 
the body. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery. (Washington Progress, Sept. 17, 1914) 

[Related to above article:] 

CAPT. WORSLEY BURIED AT ASHEVILLE. 

Editor Progress: — I see in your paper a notice of Capt. John B. WORSLEY's death, in which 
there is one error, which please correct. I was a close friend and relative of Capt. WORSLEY, and 
attended his funeral. He was buried in River View Cemetery, Asheville, N.C., at 4 o'clock P.M. on the 
3rd day of September. 

I write this so that his friends and relatives may know whre his body rests. Mr. WORSLEY 
left two sons; one, John, lives in Ashebille; the other, Frederick, resides in Florida. Both attended his 
funeral. 

I do not know how the error occurred, but these are the facts. — Yours truly, F. H. Von 
EBERSTEIN, Chocowinity, NC (Washington Progress, Sept. 24, 1914) 

• • • 

BRYANT TRIPP'S DEATH. 

Bryant TRIPP was born in 1836 and lived to be 86 years old. Wednesday the 12th of July the 
death angel visited the home and took him to be his guest to which he was the most humble and 
faithful to his God. 

He entered the Civil War 1861, and served to the close in April 1865, to which he was 
faithful to the end. After the war for his life work milling and farming to which he was successful. 

After 1865 he was married to Miss Abbie NELSON to which were born three girls and there 
has not been three better in North Carolina in any home and seven boys of which 6 are living 
today. He was a man beloved of all. He was never known to do an unkind act, honest in all of his 
dealings. While his children were small fire swept his home and all of the contents, leaving him 
neither bread or meat or clothes to wear, but he trusted God and never gave up. 

He united with the Free Will Baptist church before the war which he continued to stay with 
until death and loved it to the end. 

While he was sick I visited him after reading God's word and having a heart to heart talk he 
was strengthened for the final conflict and he went through death so calm and easy like David said 
"that he would fear no evil" which he did I can say that death was only a dream calling him home 
where no pain nor sorrow will never come to disturb him, any more so I say to his dear wife don't 
weep, children look up to God and after awile Jesus will send after you. I know that the girls are 
looking to that day with joy so I say to the boys prepare to go whre papa is. 

Written by one who loved him like a father. — Elder W. B. NOBLES (Daily Reflector, Oct. 4, 

1922) 

• • • 

REMEMBRANCE OF JOHN T. JENKINS. 

John T. JENKINS, son of William and Susan JENKINS was born in Martin county October 10, 
1845 and died June 28, 1923, making his stay on earth some over 77 years. He fought bravely in the 
civil war for 18 months, even going before he was called at the early age of seventeen. Soon after 
the war he married Miss Fannie JAMES and moved to Pitt county near Leens, where he spent the 



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remainder of his life quielty on the farm. To this union were born three cildren, two W. J. and J. R. 
JENKINS are still living. 

His second wife was Miss Malinda WHICHARD who died about 12 years ago leaving three 
children Mrs. Eli RODGERS, Mrs. Ernest CARSON and B. E. JENKINS, all who are still living. He was 
very industrious, energetic, [remainder missing in copy]. (Daily Reflector, July 5, 1923) 

• • • 

J. T. SMITH DEAD; FUNERAL SERVICE HELD TOMORROW 

J. T. SMITH, confederate veteran, 77 years old, died today at his home in west Greenville. 
Mr. SMITH had been ill for some time. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 
p.m. Burial will be in Ayden cemetery, where his first wife is interred. 

Mr. SMITH is survived by his widow, and five children, all by his first wife: Mrs. Ella 
MOORE. Mrs. W. O. BILBRO, Greenville; Mrs. Heber JACKSON, Winterville; J. C. SMITH, 
Robersonville; J. T. SMITH, Flat Swamp sections; Ivy, Marion, Mills and C. B. SMITH, brothers; also 
survive. In addition Mrs. Addie SPEIGHT, Roanoke Rapids; Mrs. John FLANAGAN; Mrs. J. 
FLANAGAN, Farmville, sisters, survive. 

Pallbearers: J. F. HARRINGTON, John MANNING, Leon TUCKER, Jack HARRINGTON, J. C. 
GASKINS, E. F. TUCKER, S.J. EVERETT, E. R. DUDLEY. (Daily Reflector, Dec. 8, 1923) 

• • • 

MR. W. J. FLEMING DIED LAST NIGHT. 

Interment in Family Burying Ground This Afternoon. 

Mr. W. J. FLEMING, 77, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl ABEE last night after an 
illness of several days. Funeral services were conducted from the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock by 
Elder S. B. DENNY, interment following in the family burying ground. 

Mr. FLEMING was well known throughout the county being held in highest esteem by a 
host of friends. He was a successful farmer having made his home on his farm until the past few 
years since which time he has made his home in Greenville. He was a Mason and a Confederate 
Veteran. In early manhood he married Miss Effie FLEMING who died three years ago. 

The deceased is survived by four sons, and three daughters, Messrs. Jess, Clair, Sidney, and 
Guy FLEMING; Mesdames Claude WEST, Walter PATRICK and Carl ABEE. Three sisters, Mesdames 
Rebecca BROWN, Lucinda NOBLES and Huldah STATON also survive. (Daily Reflector, Feb. 18, 1924, 
Mon.) 

• • • 

Mr. Sylvester FLEMMING, aged 79 years, died at the Washington Hospital of blood poison 
Saturday night at 8:00 o'clock after an illness of about eight weeks. The funeral was conduced from 
St. Peter's Epicopal church Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by the Rector, Rev. Stephen GARDNER. 
He was an ex-Confederate soldier, having served four years and receiving one waund. Mr. Flemming 
was a native of Pitt County but the major portion of his life was spend in Washington. He was 
successful in business and accumulated considerable property. He was well known and had a large 
circle of friends. (Washington Progree, Dec. 4, 1924, Thurs.) 

• • • 

JESSE BRAXTON ANSWERS FINAL CALL AFTER TWO YEARS OF ILLNESS 

Death continues to take its toll from the thinning ranks of followers of LEE and JACKSON in 
this county. 

Yesterday morning Jessie BRAXTON, 95, one of the eight or nine remaining followers of the 
Grey, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. K. BRADSHAW, near Cox's Mill. 

Death came to the veteran following a stroke of paralysis about two years ago. Since that 
time he had been confined to his bed. Death was not unexpected. 

Funeral services were conducted from his late home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and 
members of the Pitt County Post of the American Legion acted as pall bearers. The services were 
attended by members of the local U. D. C. 

Mr. BRAXTON was one of the first from Pitt county to respond to the call of the South, and 
he took part in practically the entire conflict. 

He evinced an active interest in the reunion of veterans until illness necessitated his con- 
finement. He was well-know in the section in which he resides and was held in the highest esteem 
by a host of friends. (Daily Reflector, Dec. 18, 1929, Weds.) 



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WIDOW DEAD. 

Mrs. Willie P. GARDNER, 92, died in the Greenville Nursing Home Sunday afternoon at 5:45 
following several years of illness. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at two 
o'clock at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by her pastor, Dr. Joyce V. EARLY, and the Rev. Thomas 
LOFTIS, associate pastor. Burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery. 

Mrs. GARDNER, a native of Martin County, was reared at Hamilton. She was married to 
John R. WHITEHURST in 1893 and he died in 1894. In 1899 she was married to David D. GARDNER 
of Greenville and he died in 1910. She was a charter member of the Jarvis Memorial United Meth- 
odist Church and was the last surviving widow in Pitt County of a Civil War veteran. 

Surviving are a son, Carl L. WHITEHURST of Long Branch, New Jersey; four grandchildren 
W. Layton CLARK of Greenville, Mrs. John SHERMAN of Little Silver, New Jersey, Mrs. Paul J. 
LANIER of Greensboro, and Mrs. John C. DARDEN of Garmville; 1 1 great grandchildren; and 1 great 
great granddaughter. (Daily Reflector, June 30, 1969, Mon.) 




/. R. Davenport ofPactolus, Pitt Co., NC 



A Good Record. 

Made by an Honorable Son of Pitt County. 

Unpretentious and modest, true and upright, 
brave and heroic, are the virtues of the best 
citizens. We have just had the pleasure of hearing 
Mr. R. M. JONES recount the brave and heroic 
deeds of Mr. J. R. DAVENPORT, the merchant 
prince of Pactolus, successful farmer and most 
excellent citiaen. We have it from Mr. DAVEN- 
PORT whom we sought in person, and from him 
without his knowing that this would be pub- 
lished. 

He enlisted in the war at 16 years of age at the 
first call to arms as a private in Co. B., 33rd N.C. 
Regiment. He fought through the war, was in 
thirty three engagements, wounded six times, and 
on the final day when LEE surrendered at 
Appomattox was in command of and surrendered 
his company. 

We are proud of such men as J. R. DAVEN- 
PORT. He is a worthy and honored son of Pitt 
county and such men as he are the main stay of 
our country who can be relied upon. It was the 
merest accident that we had the opportunity of 
knowing these facts. A peculiar coincidence was 
that he was a member of the 33rd Regiment and 
was in thrity three engagements. 



(Eastern Reflector, Sept. 25, 1895) 



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Bible Records 

THE JOHN LEIGHTON CROOM BIBLE 

From xeroxed copies of the original pages contributed by Donald H. Gurley. The Bible is owned by 
Henry C. Croom of Scottsdale, Arizona. Vie Cottage Bible and Family Expositor; Containing the Old and 
New Testaments . . ., printed and published by Case, Tiffany and Burnham, Hartford, 1841. (Tran- 
scribed from the xeroxed copy by Elizabeth Ross) 

Marriag es 

John L Croom was married Sept'r 10th 1840 — to Miss Elisabeth Aldridge 
John L. Croom & Mary Baker were married on December 29th 1854 
R. C. Croom & Mollie Waiters was Married Nov 24th 1870 

John L. Croom died on Monday Morning Sept. 28th 1857 in a Christian Hope Requiesit in Pace age 
33 year 

Evander Walters and Virginia F Croom Was married on Monday March 7th 1870 — 
John L Hardee was married Sept'br 2nd 1849 to Miss Josephine Potts 

Deaths 

Elisabeth Jane Croom Daughter of John L. Croom & Elisabeth Croom his wife Died 7th Feb, 1854 
Age 6 years & 6 month 

Wm H Croom. Jr was Married on Thus_day Dec 20th 1866 to Miss Eliza E Hardee 
John R Moore & Mary P Croom was Married Feb 6th 1872 

Births 

Mary Penelope Croom daughter of John L. Croom & Elizabeth his wife was borne Dec'br 20th 1845 
Elizath Jane Croom daughter of John L Croom & Elizabeth his wife was born August. 28 — 1847 
[one line completely erased] 

Picture of Hardtimcs two thousand dollars By Thomas Waters Jr was born January 22nd. 1850 
The Son of John L & Elizabeth Croom his wife [several (disconnected?) struck-thru] 
Rotheus Caswell Croom was born 22d January 1850 

Wm. Henry. Croom Son of John-L-Croom and Elizabeth his wife was borned August the 7th 1841 
Julian. Bush. Croom the Son of John L. Croom and Elizabeth his wife was borne Sept'br 16 1843 
John Flavius Bush Croom son of John L. Croom & Elizabeth his wife was borne Dec'br 8th 1844 
Eliza E. Hardee was Born Sept 14th 1851. 

Luek Now [or Now'n?] Croom. son of John L. Croom & Elizabeth Croom his wife was born August 
6th 1851 

Julius Trancis Croom, Son of John L. & Elisabeth Croom his wife was born Sept'br 26th 1852 [struck 
thru, and begun again] 

Julius Francis & Virginia Francis Son & daughter (twins) Son & daughter of John L. Croom & 

Elisabeth his wife was born Sept'br 26th 1852 
John Leighton Croom. Son of Wm H Croom and Eugenia his wife was born April 11th 1868. 
Alzora Elizabeth Croom Daughter of W H Croom & Eugenia his wife was born April 13th 1870 
Barbara Eva Croom. Daughter W H Croom & Eugenia his wife was born Sept. 14th 1871. 
Mary Virginia Croom. Daughter of W H. & Eliza E Croom was born Jan 9th 1874 

Deaths 

Isaac Croom Sen'r departed this life July 29th— 1841— 
James Harrison departed this life in a Chistian hope February 22nd 1844 — 
Julian Bush Son of John. L. Croom and Elisabeth his wife departed this life November 22d 1843. 
Aged 2 months 6 days — 



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John Flavius Bush Croom son of John L Croom & Elisabeth his wife departed this life April 12th 

1845 — Age 4 month & 4 days 
Doc'tr Abraham Croom departed this life May the 9th 1829— 
Mary Croom departed this life March the 3th 1844 — 

Elizabeth Jane Jones wife of David Jones departed this life in a christian hope July 21 1847 
Elisath Croom wife of John L. Croom departed this life on Sundy morning at 10. o. clock May 2. 
[21?] 1854 in a christian hope Age 34 [or 54?] 




THE LEWIS MILLS RECORD 

Found in Miscellaneous Genealogies, East Carolina University Manuscript Collection, xeroxed 
copies of the original records contributed by Alice Mills Elks of Pitt Co., NC. The records were 
written in a songbook, published in 1798, in the possession of Mrs. Elks. Transcribed by Elizabeth 
Ross. 

"Children of Lewis Mills and his wife Elizabeth Elks." 

Henry John Mills he was born of July the 22 Day 1834 
Joseph ransom Mills he was born of September the 12 Day 1835 
Sam'l Lewis Mills he was born of May the 9 Day 1837 
William Nasbey Mills he was born of Mac_h the 12 Day 1839 

Cedric [? or fedric] L. Tin den [? or Jirden?] Mills he was born of September the 17 Day 1840 

Seidia [or Leidia?] an Hsebeth she was born of March the 9 Day 1842 

Ca s iwi ll hunter Mills he was born of february the 12 Day 1844 

Jessee Brint Mills he wase born of Janary the 30 Day 1845 

Crandel Hunter Mills he was born on September the 26 Day 1846-1846 

Readden gustus Mills he was gorn on September the 13 Day 184-? 1847 [the last two entries had the 

year struck-through and rewritten] 
Edward Stanly Mills he was born in august the 21 Day 1849 
Mary an viney Mills she was born in March the 21 Day 1851 
Eith_un [Cithran??] Alvaina Mills was Born in April the 15th day. 1854 




THE WILLIAM LANG BIBLE 

From a photocopy of the original contributed by Martha M. Marble of Washington, D.C. The Holy 
Bible, according to the authorized version, with a perpetual genealogical family register, published 
in 1859 by the Southern Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, Tenn. 

John Lang son of Jas & Jemima Lang was born in Gates County N.C. on the 26th May A.D. 1 765 
Died in Pitt County N.C. on the 18th of August A.D. 1840 Aged 75 years 2 months 23 days 

William Lang son of Jno & Elizabeth Lang was Born in Pitt County N.C. on the 23rd December A.D. 
1792 Baptized A.D. 1833 By Rev. Gibson Murray Died in Pickens Co. Ala. on the 2nd Sept. 
A.D. 1868 Aged 75 years 8 months 2 days 

Mary Pamelia Hughes Wife of Wm Lang was Born in Chester District, S.C. on the 19th April A.D. 

1812 Baptized A.D. 1834 By Rev. Gibson Murray Died in Pickens Co. Ala. on the 2nd of Dec 
A.D. 1895 Aged 83 years 7 months 13 days 

Wm. Lang Son of Jno & Elizabeth Lang and Mary Pamelia Hughes Daughter of Thos & Mary Hughes 
Were Married in Tuscaloosa Alabama on the 20th December A.D. 1827 By Robert Cook Esqr 



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Wm. E. Warren Son of Saml H. and Elizabeth Warren and Elizabeth Lang Daughter of Wm & Mary 
P. Lang Were Married in Pickens County Alabama on the 1st February A.D. 1849 by Rev Wm 
Sea 

Wm Henry Lang Son of Wm & M P Lang was Born in Jackson County Ala on the 19th April A.D. 
1834 Baptized By Rev Gibson Murray Died in Pickens County on the 31st day of October 
A.D. 1871 Aged 37 years 6 months 12 days 

Marietta Lang Daughter of Wm & M P Lang was Born in Pickens County Ala on the 13th January 
A.D. 1838 Baptized By Rev W Burgess Died in Pickens County Ala. on the 7th day of March 
A.D. 1906 Aged 68 years 1 month 

David Sidney Lang son of Wm & Mary P Lang was Born in Pickens County Ala on the 15th July 

A.D. 1840 was killed at battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia Died in Henrico County Va. on the 
27th day of June A.D. 1862 Aged 21years 10 months 12 days 

Joseph S Walker Son of Sylvanus [?] & Mary Walker and Marietta Lang Daughter of Wm & Mary P 
Lang Were Married in Pickens County Ala on the 3rd November A.D. 1859 [by] Thomas S. 
Abernethy Jr. 

B. M. Lang Son of Wm Lang & M. P. Lang and Sallie E. Blanton Daughter of J. N. & Lucy Blanton 
Were Married in Pickens County Ala on the 15th of January A.D. 1874 By Rev. J. P. Lee 

David Sidney Lang was killed 1862 at battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia during Civil War- Wrote 

letter to his Parents night before he was killed . . . Above written out by Alonzo Hunter Lang 
1927 

Lewis Thornton Lang son of Wm & M P Lang was Born in Pickens County Ala on the 14th Decem- 
ber A.D. 1842 Died in Pickens Co . on the 25th Oct A.D. 1917 Aged 74 years 10 months 11 
days 

Alonzo Clay Lang son of Wm & M P Lang was Born in Pickens County Ala on the 6th December 
A.D. 1844 Died in Pickensville Pickens Co Ala on the 26th April A.D. 1872 Aged 27 years 4 
months 20 days 

Bennett Munroe Lang son of Wm & M P Lang was Born in Pickens County Ala on the 16th October 
A.D. 1846 Baptized By Rev Wm Murrah Died in Columbus Miss, on the 29th Nov. A.D. 1926 
Aged 80 years 1 month 13 days 

Lewis T. Lang Son of Wm & M. P. Lang and Fannie V. Cook Daughter of Dennis and Mary Cook 

Were Married in Lowndes County Miss, on the 22nd October A. D. 1868 By Rev. Massengale 

Alonzo Clay Lang Son of Wm & M. P. Lang and Sue J. Kerr Daughter of W. and Sarah Kerr Were 
Married in Sumter Co. Alabama on the 20 day of Jan. A.D. 1876 by Dr. C. L. Stillman 

Sallie Lang wife of B. M. Lang died in Columbus Miss. April the 6th 1903 Aged 52 yrs mos 16 days 




HODGES-DENMARK BIBLE 

Taken from a typed copy contributed by Steven D. Denmark of Seattle, WA. This record was found 
in Georgia DAR Bible Records, GRE 61, page 61, DAR Library, Washington, DC. The Denmark family 
was an old family found in early Pitt County deeds. 

Joseph Hodges married C eleanor Denmark 

Nathaniel Hodges (son) born June 14, 1777; died Aug. 23, 1868; married Martha Whittendon born 
Nov. 15, 1784, died 1826. 



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Their children: 

Ann C. Hodges born Oct. 27, 1802 

Joshua W. Hodges born July 10, 1804 

Katherine K. Hodges born Nov. 9, 1806 

Martha B. Hodges born Aug. 1, 1811 

Sarah Matilda and Elizabeth Hodges born Dec. 25, 1818 

Wade Peyton Hodges born Dec. 12, 1822 

Nathaniel Flournoy Hodges born March 11, 1825 

Wade P. Hodges married Mary Jane Denmark born Aug. 17, 1838, died June 18, 1919. 
Their Children: 

Medora Ann born April 8, 1858, married J. D. Talbert. 
Nathaniel Thomas born Dec. 17, 1860, married Maud Taylor. 
Clayton Ray born Aug. 17, 1863, married Ollie King. 

Charles Simeon born Dec. 17, 1865, married Dec. 22, 1896 to Ida Underwood.. 
Frances Harriet born Nov. 11, 1868, married April 18, 1892 to Jeff Holder. 
Amanda R. Waver born April 10, 1872, married Jan. 18, 1893 to Elwood Harrell. 
Dewitt Clinton born Dec. 5, 1875, married Alice Trulock. 

Note: Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, compiled by Mrs. Howard H. McCall, page 91 
gives the following: 

Joshua Hodges Sr., born N.C. Oct. 13, 1736, died Bullock Co., Ga. March 13, 1809. He served in the 
Militia from Martin Co., N.C. under Capt. Kenneth McKenzie on a tour of duty in 1780; received a 
Land Grant in Burke Co., Ga. for his service. He married in N.C. to Ann Raiford. All their children 
lived and died in Bullock Co., Ga., except dau. Alcy, who married and removed to Lowndes Co., Ga. 
Their children: 

Joseph Hodges, married C eleanor Denmark. 

Catherine Hodges, b. 1762, married Jarvis Jackson. 

Benjamin Hodges, married Dorothy Carr. 

Joshua Hodges, Jr., b. 1766, married Rebecca Fletcher. 

Essenuer (called Alcy) Hodges, married 1801 to John Dampier. 

Rhoda Hodges, married Lemuel S. Lanier. 




THE ARCHABALD H. FLANAGAN BIBLE 

From the notes of Robert A. Tyson, these Bible records are included in a form letter from L. Martin 
Flanagan; they seem to be paraphrased. Mr. Flanagan states: "The following information is from 
the Family Bible which is in the possession of L. Martin Flanagan, West Palm Beach, Florida." All 
annotations shown here were made by Mr. Flanagan. Archibald H. Flanagan was the son of James 
and Nancy Flanagan of Pitt County. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Archibald H. Flanagan was born 1/5/1825. He died 3/3/1887 

His original will is stored in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina. (Wills: C.R. 
079.801.2) 

On 7/5/1853, Archabald married Mary Bell, daughter of Henry C. Bell and Penelope Bell. Mary Bell 
Flanagan was born 1/3/1838, and died 7/12/1897. Penelope Bell died 1/26/1881. 



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Archabald and Mary Bell Flanagan had 10 children as follows: 



(1) Alise Flanagan : b. 5/25/1854; d. / / 



married: Thomas Lassiter 12/20/ 
1877 



(2) Mary Flanagan : b. 10/19/1855; d. 10/30/1855 

(3) Alfred Flanagan : b. 12/19/1856; d. 2/10/1876 

(4) William H. Flanagan : b. 3/17/1858; d. / / 

(5) John Hardy Flanagan : b. 8/13/1859; d. 9/27/1920 



(6) Edward F. Flanagan : b. 11/24/1861; d. / / 

(7) Mary Elizabeth Flanagan : b. 2/25/1863; d. 7/25/1864 

(8) A.J. Flanagan : b. 9/20/1864; d. / / 

(9) Nancy (Nannie) Penelope Flanagan : b. 1/14/1866 
(10) James Lafayette Flanagan : b. 11/8/1867; d. 1/28/1926 



not married 
not married 

married: Alice McArthur 5/20/1884 

married: Nannie Bathsheba Smith 
1/28/1885 

married: 
not married 

married: Smith 

married: Ivy Smith 1/24/1888 
married: Appie E. Moore 2/18/1891 




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Civil War Letter to the Governor 



The following is a letter written by Mrs. Susan Virginia STREETER ATKINSON, wife of Peyton 
ATKINSON, to Gov. Zebulon B. VANCE on July 28, 1863 concerning the Yankee taid of Gen. E. E. 
POTTER through Pitt County. The letter is found in the Zebulon B. VANCE Papers, GLB.50, N.C. 
Archives. 




Falkland July 28th 

Govener VANCE, 

I beg of you to read this, & I know your kind heart, will not accuse me of presumption in 
writing to you. My own feelings & the entreaties of our Citizens prompt me to the act. We come 
Umble, imploring our Noble Govenor to send help to rescure us from these Yankee Wretches. You 
may have seen an outline of their deeds, but you know not the deep, black outrages committed by 
them. In Greenville they destroyed it is thought three hundred thousand dollars worth of property, 
robed Citizens of everything Valuable, such as watches, jewelry, silver, & money they had large iron 
hooks, with which 2 men could throw an ironsafe easily down & which they did bursting out the 
back & taking its contents. Some persons there were robed of every cent & all of their Notes, Valu- 
able papers destroyed. There were no troops at Greenville General MARTIN, had many rifle pits or 
brest works. thrown up at Greenville, & about the time they were completed, he ordered the place to 
be evacuated. & believe me there is not & now, nor at the time of the invasion, any soldiers between 
iawboro & Greenville, except a few sick ones at Greenville & on one of our plantations, which is 
headquarters for Major KENNEDY, who belongs to Col GRIFFINs regiment. & in all of this fighting 
Major KENNEDY & men did the effectual work but he no longer comes to his quarters than Gen 
MARTIN orders him away to where it is believed no enemy is advancing at the time of this raid he 
was ordered to Hamliting & not a man, capiable of service was any wheres where the federals 
advanced. These Yankees destroyed the bridge at Greenville proceeded to tawboro unmolested 
except only a few shot from, helpless Citizens. On their rout from Greenville to Tawboro they stole 
all horses they could get, robed persons of all their money, watches, brandy, silver, armes rushed 
into houses at midnight, bursting open doors, into Ladies bed rooms, whilst they were in bed, Tied 
citizens & locked them up in gin houses. Destroyed every thing belonging to the Goverment in 
Tawboro & after the fight at Tawboro you thing the wretches did not go to the hotell & dine. You 
know they destroyed the factoy & other property at the falls of Tar river. I cant begin to tell you in 
letter of their deeds. This is a rich potion of the state you know & our crops promise an abundant 
harvest notwithstanding heavy rains, but if we are left exposed in this way, we can do nothing for 
the state or Confederacy. Now allow me to write the sentiments of the community, it is believed 
that General MARTIN, is in Coleague with Genl POTTER, Do you know they married sisters, General 
MARTINs headquarters is Kingston & I am told, that Mrs MARTIN goes to Newbern just when she 
pleases. Men who were in this fight say every Yankee could of been captured at Swift Creek bridge, if 
Genl MARTIN would of let them remained there but he ordered them away about half of an hour 
before the Yanks came to Cross, & just gave them passage. The citizens are holding meetings to send 
representatives to the Authorities to remove old MARTIN Govener VANCE we call on you, O' in the 
name of God do something for us examine into this matter, Come down here & see the good people 
who elected you, who will support you through life & death. We call on our Govener, for help. 
Dont allow us, while Carolinas noble sons, have responded to the call of troops, to be trodden 
down so. Many a lady & her hgpjess little children slept in the woods with the Green grass for their 
beds & the Canopy of Heaven for their shelter, during this raid. The Yanks had armed negroes 
along, in edgcomb county one of these african wretches, entered a prominent citizens house & 
asked if they had any pretty white gals that he wanted a wife. O' my God how will this end. O' 
Govenor you are a Father a brother, how can you bear this, but down here it has to be borne. I wish 
I could see you I beg umbley for you to take this letter as it is intended, good for the county, not 



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presumptiously. I am pactuated [?] partly to write this by others. I should like to tell you all, & will 
be in Raleigh some time next week, & if you desire to know more of this matter, on the arrival of 
this, just write a line & drop it in office at Raleigh, & you shall know of my arrival. May god protect 
your slumbers while we are afraid to pillow our heads 

Very respectfully Mrs Peyton ATKINSON 

[Notes by the Governors office made on the side of the letter]. ..this is written some what confiden- 
tial . . . Mrs. Peyton ATKINSON July 28th 1863 



Queries 



Seek parents of Sarah Ann Martha KELLY/KELLEY, b. ca. 1825, GA; m. Hosea Or.) GALLOWAY, b. ca. 

1824 NC. Sarah's parents possibly born in Ireland. 

—Helen D. DOTTS; 7501 Palm Ave. #127; Yucca Valley, CA 92284-3652. 



ROCHEL, Jacob V, in 1790 census, Pitt Co., NC: 1 male 16+ 2 males under 16, 2 females, 2 slaves. 
Any info, on this family appreciated. 

—Sloan S. MASON; 125 Durham Dr.; Fayetteville, GA 30214 (770-460-8615). E-mail 
GLSG9 lA@prodigy.com. 

O O O O o 

Looking for info, on CANNON family of Swift Creek, Pitt Co., NC. Mary CANNON m. Louis 
MUMFORD. Mary's father was Henry CANNON, son of David CANNON of Swift Creek, Pitt Co. 
—Gary and Joanne MUMFORD HILL; 944 E. Broadway; Cushing, OK 74023-3538 (918-225-1410). 

o o o o o o 

Can anyone give data on family of Elizabeth SUTTON, dau. of Joseph, Jr., and her husband 
Abraham MULLEN/MOULIN/MAUDLIN. I believe that had 11 children. Have names but no dates 
for them. They were Quakers, as were most of the children of George and Sarah (TILDEN) SUTTON. 
—Elsie M. DAVID; 3665 D. ST. NE. Apt. A; Salem, OR 97301-2952 (503-585-5780). 

o o o o o o 

Looking for info, on Abraham BROOKS, b. ca. 1786 in NC, md. 1st time to Darkey MEEKS, he d. 
1850-1860 in GA. Would also like to know about Abraham's parents, and the parents of Darkey 
MEEKS, Brittain and Mary MEEKS of Pitt Co., NC. (Darkey MEEKS born about 1786 in Pitt Co.) 
—Jeanne HARDEN; 592 Alandale Dr.; Tallmadge, OH 44278-1412 (330-630-2306). 

o o o o o o 

James MUSE, b. Mar. 9, 1834, d. May 28, 1914 in Pamlico Co., NC; md. 1st to Charlotte POWERS on 
Sept. 23, 1855 in Craven Co., NC, and md. 2nd to Mary MILLER on Aug. 17, 1879 in Pamlico Co., 
NC. 

— Darrell ROGERS; 340 Cooper Road; Bayboro, NC 28515 (919-745-4736). 



Seeking info, on Martha Lucinda PETTITT, b. in Enfield, Halifax Co., NC, on Apr. 29, 1848, d. July 
14, 1914 in Farmville, Pitt Co., NC. She is buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Farmville. Married 
Jan. 2, 1872 to Joseph John MOORE who was b. in Farmville on May 13, 1843, d. Apr. 10, 1892, 
buried in Forest Hills Cem. Lucinda PETTITT had brother named George and a sister named Rebecca 
(Beck) who remained on the family farm in Halifax Co. Their father was William PETTITT, b. in VA 
in 1816, d. 1874, md. 1843 to Martha Ann HART, b. 1822 in Enfield and d. 1873. 
— Janie M. JOHNSTON; 303 Grimmersburg St.; Farmville, NC 27828-1427. 



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Seek fate of Ephrain SHOLAR who wed Mrs. Martha PU_G_E JAMES, widow of Rev. War Capt. John 
JAMES killed age 16 by Tories. 

—J. A. L. MILLER, Jr.; 2810-K Carriage Drive; Winston-Salem, NC 27106-5328 (910-723-0500) 

oooooo 

Need info, on Alvania EVANS, b. ca. 1833, m. Arthur A VERY/A VERETT, parents of Mary V. EVERETT 
(b. Aug. 21, 1851, d. May 26, 1925 in Pitt Co.). 

— Shirleyan Beacham PHELPS; 5806 NC Hwy 32 South; Plymouth, NC 27962 9732 (919-793-5236). 

oooooo 

Matthew HILL, Sr., b. 1770s, d. 1840s. Children: Matthew Jr. (b. 1810), m. Eliza; Richard (b. ca. 
1811); and Shadrick (b. ca. 1820) Lenoir Co., NC. Shadrick m. Winiford HOWARD? Their son James 
Henderson HILL, b. 1855, d. 1928, m. Mary Winiford SMITH, dau. of William Ivey SMITH and 
Winiford HARPER. 

Kenneth Hill BRINSON; 284 Shoreline Drive; New Bern, NC 28562-9519 (919-636-2038). 

oooooo 

Request info on John POWELL, b. 1760? 

— Arlene F. WILLS; 111a Manchester Drive; Raleigh, ND 27609-5155 (919-781-3625). 

oooooo 

William HARDEE, Sr., md. Nancy STOCKS Apr. 2, 1776. Came to Horry Co., SC, about 1805 from 
Pitt Co., NC. Born about 1754. 

—James C. CAUSEY; 1407 Cox Ferry Road; Conway, SC 29528 (803-347-3352). 

oooooo 

Name of John JACKSON's (b. 1748, d. 1812) wife or wives. Was he in Revolutionary War? He is 
buried in the Jackson Cemetery in Pitt Co., NC. 

—Anne KINKER; 1930 Camborne Rd.; Richmond, VA 23236-2125 (804-745-0615). 

oooooo 

Need information on Joyner SPAIN who was a freed slave and has a date of cohabitation for mar- 
riage purposes. Joyner SPAIN "married" Mariah BROWN (1861). 
—Oscar D. TEEL; 17870 Frondoso Dr.; San Diego, CA 92128-1319. 

oooooo 

Wiley BRILEY, b. May 1, 1838 in Pitt Co., md. 1) Mary Ann , ca. 1858 (1850 census). He 

md.2) Frances DAVENPORT ca. 1879. Need Mary Ann's maiden name. 

— Bea HUDSON; 138 Glenwood Rd.; Hampton, VA 23660-1824 (757-851-2681) e-mail: 

SLOWM@AOL.COM. 

oooooo 

Seeking information on Hardee/Hardy MAY, ca. 1795-ca. 1845, of Pitt Co. and his wife Gattice/ 
Gatsey. Also their son William Loys MAY, b. July 1833, d. in 1903 in Greene Co., who married 1st 
Esther Susan BOWEN, and 2nd Caroline MANNING. 
—Bill MURPHY; Route 6, Box 237; Tarboro, NC 27886 (919-823-8466). 

oooooo 

Looking for the parents of Elizabeth EVERETT/AVERITT/AVERY, b. circe 1833, md. Japeth TYSON, s/ 
o Moses and Charlotte TYSON. They lived near Greenville, NC. Elizabeth died Oct. 7, 1875 and 
Japeth died in 1905. 

—Jim ANGLIM; 19 Beechwood Terrace; Matawan, NJ 07747-3071 (732-566-0730) e-mail: 
JimAnglim@aol.com. 

oooooo 

Seeking ancestors of John WINGATE who m. Frances SMITH, dau. of Abraham SMITH who d. ca. 
1823 in Pitt Co. After John's death (probably between 1827-1830), Frances m. William ANTHONY 
in Craven Co. in 1830 and moved to Grayson Co., VA, with four Wingate children: John, Wright, 
Melissa (Polly), and Elizabeth. Rumor has it that a son, possibly named William, remained in Pitt 
Co. I have information about them after they arrived in VA and would like to correspond with 
anyone who has knowledge of this family in Pitt Co. 
— Clevie H. WINGATE; 467 Mt. Zion Rd.; Elk Creek, VA 24326. 



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Seeking (with others) parents of William (Billy) ROSS, b. ca. 1792, d. ca. 1859, Pitt Co., NC; m. ca. 
1820 Rebecca ROLLINS. Also seeking parents of Rebecca ROLLINS, b. ca. 1795/6, thought by some 
to be daughter of Charles ROLLINS. [2 queries combined, due to length]. 
— F. Claiborne JOHNSTON; 7009 Lakewood Dr.; Richmond, VA 23229. 

o o o o o o 

Searching for parents of James McKEEL, b. 1802, Beaufort Co., NC. He md. Dorcas WALKER, b. 
1800, Beaufort (?). I cannot find her parents either. 

— Alisa McKEEL OTTAVIANO; 2372 Qume Drive Suite E; San Jose, CA 95131-1843 (408-954-0338). 

O O O O o 

Seeking data on John ALLEN, a farmer, b. late 1800s in Nash Co., NC, was married to Lurinda 
PULLEY. Also seeking data on David (Bud) PETTIFORD, b. late 1800s in Nash Co., was md. to 
Geneva HEDGEPETH. [2 queries combined, due to length]. 

— Leamond Anthony ALLEN; 4210 South Artesian Ave., 2nd floor; Chicago, IL 60632-1204 (773- 
254-2903). 

o o o o o 

Seeking descendants or information on Elias PHELPS, b. 1826 NC, md. 1848 Gilda WADFORD, b. 
1824. Living Pitt Co. 1870, Wilson Co. in 1900. Where in 1850, 1860, 1880, 1910? Children: 
Caroline, b. 1851, md. James L. ELKS in 1870, d. 1911 in Pitt Co.; Martha; Susan, b. 1854; Lizzie, 
md. Frank P. POLLARD (d. 1926 Pitt Co.); Sarah, b. 1861; Georgana, b. 1865, md. ELLIS. Any obitu- 
aries, Bible records available? Will share and pay for copies received. 
—Virginia H. STULTZ; 960 W. Elva St.; Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208-523-1780) 

o o o o o o 

Seeking data on my 3rd-g-granmother, Sarah TYER/TYLER, b. 1772-94, Pitt Co., NC. Her 5 brothers 
were martyrs in Rev. War. Her guardian was Isaac CARREL, Sr., of Pitt Co. Sarah md. Anthony 
WILLIAMS, ca. 1790-92. A son Newton, b. 1802. Anthony, Sarah, & Newton migrated to Georgia 
about 1810. Other relations were Richard and Nancy Heath; John Newton; and Anne, Charles, 
George, and Isaac WILLIAMS/WILLIAMSON. Isaac was father of Anthony. 

—John Gordan WILLIAMS 025154; P. O. Box 221, Y-ll Union Correctional Institution; Raiford, FL 
32083-0221. 

o o o o o o 

Seeking info, re William J. BAKER, b. ca. 1803, and wife Marinda MOORE, b. ca. 1814. They were 
parents of Laura Arcena BAKER and 7 other children. Any help appreciated. 
—Lisa HOPPER (NICHOLS); 4212 Azalea Dr.; Raleigh, NC 27612 (919-781-0426) e-mail 
72263.3155@compuserve.com, or LNHopper@aol.com. 

o o o o o o 

William Spain, N.C. to Missouri. [Editor's note: This query is too short and cryptic to be useful. 
Would the contributor please provide more information, such as a time-frame, or other actual 
datum?] 

—Larry M. BRIZENDINE; 1518 e. @8th Terr; Lawrence, KS 66046-5125 (913-841-3763) 

o o o o o o 

DENMARK, R. S., William Batchelor, 1762 in Pitt Co., NC, Aug. 1766 w/wife, Mary MOYE. Sister 
Abigail DENMARK md. William Mills TRAVIS in 1752. Seeking any info, on the DENMARK/MOYE/ 
TRAVIS families. Also: Elinor and Thomas PINKET, 1750, Tar River NC. All letters answered. 
—Mr. and Mrs. Steven Daniel DENMARK; 15901 23rd Ave. SW; Seattle, WA 98166-2645. 



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Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Abee, Carl, Mrs 14 

Abernethy, Thomas S., Jr 18 

Albritton, Alley 7 

Aldridge, Elisabeth 16 

Allen, J. B 2 

Allen, John 24 

Allen, Leamond Anthony 24 

Allen, Zack 2 

Anderson, Alfred 9 

Anderson, Benjamin 9 

Anderson, Eliza 9 

Anderson, Hilliard 9 

Anderson, Matthew 9 

Anglim, Jim 23 

Anthony, William 23 

Atkinson, Peyton 21 

Atkinson, Peyton, Mrs 22 

Atkinson, Sarah, alias Anderson ... 9 
Atkinson, Susan Virginia Streeter 21 
Avery/Averett, Arthur 23 

Baker, A. J 1 

Baker, Laura Arcena 24 

Baker, Mary 16 

Baker, Travis 1 

Baker, William J 24 

Baldree, Arnold 3 

Baldwin, Lanie A., Mrs 6 

Barfield, J. D 7 

Barnhill, Jesse 4 

Barriett, Licurgus 12 

Beardsley, L. P. 2 

Bell, Henry C 19 

Bell, James 2 

Bell, Mary 19 

Bell, Penelope 19 

Bibb, J. H 2 

Bilbro, W. O., Mrs 14 

Blango, John 7 

Blango, Thomas 7 

Blanton, J. N 18 

Blanton, Lucy 18 

Blanton, Sallie E 18 

Blow, A. L 2, 3, 11 

Blow, Fannie 11 

Blow, Henry A 1 1 

Blow, Nonie, Mrs 11 

Blow, T. G 11 

Blow, W.J 11 

Boddie, Miss 11 

Bowen, Esther Susan 23 

Boyd, Frances 7 

Boyd, Henry 7 

Boyd, John 7 



Boyd, Joseph 7 

Boyd, Margaret 7 

Boyd, Martha 7 

Boyd, Pheobe 7 

Boyd, Sarah 7 

Bradshaw, O. K., Mrs 14 

Brandt, John 1 

Braxton, Jesse 14 

Briley, Mary Ann 23 

Briley, W. H 1 

Briley, W. L 1 

Briley, Wiley 23 

Brinson, Kenneth Hill 23 

Brizendine, Larry M 24 

Brooks, Abraham 22 

Brown, Edward 4 

Brown, F. L 1 

Brown, Fannie, Mrs 11 

Brown, Henry, Mrs 1 1 

Brown, J. E 1 

Brown, J. W. 1 

Brown, John D 13 

Brown, Mariah 23 

Brown, Rebecca (Mrs.) 14 

Brown, S. H 2 

Bruin, Master 4 

Bryant, J. H 1 

Buck, Bryan 3 

Bullock, Wiley 1 

Bundy, W. J 2 

Burgess, W 18 

Bynum, Ellen 9 

Cannon, David 22 

Cannon, Henry 22 

Cannon, John 3 

Cannon, Mary 22 

Carpenter, E. W 7, 8, 9 

Carr, Dorothy 19 

Carrel, Isaac, Sr 24 

Carson, Ernest, Mrs 14 

Carson, J. W. 2 

Case, W. G 1 

Causey, James C 23 

Chadborn (colonel) 12 

Cherry, Jennie 9 

Clark, W. Layton 15 

Clark, Walter 6 

Cobbs, Allen 7 

Cobbs, Pheobe, alias Boyd 7 

Congleton, J. R 1 

Cook Fannie V. 18 

Cook, Dennis 18 

Cook, Mary 18 

Cook, Robert 17 



Corbett, A. J 1 

Corbett, D. C 1 

Corbitt, Marten 10 

Cory, Wm 2 

Cotton, Lawrence 8 

Craft, Richard 2 

Crawford, D. L 1 

Croom Virginia Francis 16 

Croom, Abraham 17 

Croom, Alzora Elizabeth 16 

Croom, Barbara Eva 16 

Croom, Elisabeth 16, 17 

Croom, Elisabeth Jane 16 

Croom, Eliza E 16 

Croom, Eugenia 16 

Croom, Henry C 16 

Croom, Isaac, Sen'r 16 

Croom, John Flavius Bush .... 16, 17 

Croom, John Leighton 16 

Croom, Julian Bush 16 

Croom, Julius Francis 16 

Croom, Luek Now [?] 16 

Croom, Mary 17 

Croom, Mary P 16 

Croom, Mary Virginia „ 16 

Croom, R. C 16 

Croom, Rotheus Caswell 16 

Croom, Virginia F 16 

Croom, Wm H 16 

Croom, Wm H, Jr 16 

Croom, Wm. Henry 16 

Crrom, Mary Penelope 16 

Cutler, W. A 8 

Dampier, John 19 

Daniel, E. P. 1 

Darden, John C, Mrs 15 

Davenport, Frances 23 

David, Elsie M 22 

David, Henry 3 

Deering, General 12 

Denmark, Abigail 24 

Denmark, C eleanor 18, 19 

Denmark, Mary Jane 19 

Denmark, Steven D 18 

Denmark, Steven Daniel 24 

Denmark, William Batchelor. 24 

Denny, S. B 14 

Dotts, Helen D 22 

Douglass, Frederick 9 

Douglass, Frederick C 7 

Dudley, E. R 14 

Dunn, Bennett 1 

Dunn, H. W. 2 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Early, Joyce V. 15 

Eason, Albert 8 

Eberstein, F. H., Von 13 

Edwards, J. A 2 

Elks, Alice Mills 17 

Elks, Elizabeth 17 

Elks, James L 24 

Elks, John 10 

Elks, Titus 3 

Ellis, (Mr.) 24 

Evans, Alvania 23 

Evans, Gustavus 7 

Evans, Isaac 7 

Everett, Mary V. 23 

Everett, S.J 14 

Everett/ Averitt/Avery, Elizabeth .. 23 

Flanagan, A. J 20 

Flanagan, Alfred 20 

Flanagan, Alise 20 

Flanagan, Archabald H 19, 20 

Flanagan, Edward F. 20 

Flanagan, J., Mrs 14- 

Flanagan, James Lafayette 20 

Flanagan, John Hardy 20 

Flanagan, John, Mrs 14 

Flanagan, Mary 20 

Flanagan, Mary Bell 19, 20 

Flanagan, Mary Elizabeth 20 

Flanagan, Nancy Penelope 20 

Flanagan, William H 20 

Flanagen, L. Martin 19 

Fleming, Bithel 12 

Fleming, C. E 12 

Fleming, Clair 14 

Fleming, E. P. 12 

Fleming, Edmond 2 

Fleming, Effie 14 

Fleming, Guy 14 

Fleming, J. E 12 

Fleming, J. J 1 

Fleming, Jess 14 

Fleming, K. H 2 

Fleming, L. F. 2 

Fleming, Osmund 1 

Fleming, Sidney 14 

Fleming, W. J 14 

Flemming, Sylvester 14 

Fletcher, Rebecca 19 

Forbes, Augustus 2 

Forrest, Jesse T. 10 

Foster's raid 12 

Futrell, K. T. 6 

Galloway, Hosea Or.) 22 

Gardner, David D 15 

Gardner, Stephen 14 

Gardner, Wilie P., Mrs 6 

Gardner, Willie P., Mrs 15 



Gaskins, J. C 14 

Gorham, Albert 7, 8 

Grant 12 

Gray, J. H 2 

Gray, Joseph H 10 

Griffin, Barbara 6 

Griffin, Bobby 6 

Griffin, Col 21 

Griffin, Laura Dudley, Mrs 5 

Griffin, Oler L 6 

Griffin, Robert L 5 

Grimes, Bryan, Camp 1, 11 

Gurganus, W. H 2 

Gurley, Donald H 16 

Hardee, Bryan 2 

Hardee, Eliza E 16 

Hardee, G. W. 1 

Hardee, John L 16, 17 

Hardee, Joseph 2 

Hardee, William, Sr. 23 

Harden, Jeanne 22 

Harding, Henry 2 

Hardy, Lucy 9 

Harper, Winiford 23 

Harrell, Elwood 19 

Harrington, J. A 3 

Harrington, J. F. 14 

Harrington, Jack 14 

Harrington, James 1 

Harris, Gray 1 

Harris, H. F. 1 

Harris, John S 1 

Harris, Joseph 9 

Harris, Phillis 9 

Harris, Spencer 9 

Harris, Stanly 2 

Harris, Taylor 2 

Harris, Wm 2 

Harrison, James 16 

Hart, Martha Ann 22 

Haymes, Edwina 5 

Heath, Burt 3 

Heath, Nancy 24 

Heath, Richard 24 

Hedgepeth, Geneva 24 

Hemby, Joab 2 

Higgs, M. D., Mrs 11 

Hill, A. D 2 

Hill, Gary 22 

Hill, James Henderson 23 

Hill, Joanne Mumford 22 

Hill, John W. 7 

Hill, Matthew 23 

Hills, Eliza 23 

Hills, Matthew, Jr 23 

Hills, Richard 23 

Hills, Shadrick 23 

Hodges, Alcy 19 



Hodges, Amanda R. Waver 19 

Hodges, Ann C 19 

Hodges, Benjamin 19 

Hodges, Catherine 19 

Hodges, Charles Simeon 19 

Hodges, Clayton Ray 19 

Hodges, Dewitt Clinton 19 

Hodges, Elizabeth 19 

Hodges, Essenuer (Alcy) 19 

Hodges, Frances Harriet 19 

Hodges, Joseph 18, 19 

Hodges, Joshua W. 19 

Hodges, Joshua, Jr 19 

Hodges, Joshua, Sr. 19 

Hodges, Katherine K 19 

Hodges, Martha B 19 

Hodges, Medora Ann 19 

Hodges, Nathaniel 18 

Hodges, Nathaniel Flournoy 19 

Hodges, Nathaniel Thomas 19 

Hodges, Rhoda 19 

Hodges, Sarah Matilda 19 

Hodges, Wade Peyton 19 

Holder, Jeff 19 

Hopper, Lisa (Nichols) 24 

Horner, William L 7 

Horton, Mc D., Jr 11 

Horton, Mc. D., Sr. 11 

Howard, Reuben 9 

Howard, Winiford 23 

Hudson, Bea 23 

Hughes, Mary 17 

Hughes, Mary Pamelia 17 

Hughes, Thos 17 

Jackson 14 

Jackson, Heber, Mrs 14 

Jackson, Jarvis 19 

Jackson, John 23 

Jackson, Shade S 12 

James, D. H 1, 3 

James, Fannie 13 

James, John 23 

James, Martha Puge 23 

Jarvis, T. J 5 

Jenkins, B. E 14 

Jenkins, J. R 14 

Jenkins, John T. 13 

Jenkins, Susan 13 

Jenkins, W. J 14 

Jenkins, William 13 

Johnston, F. Claborne 24 

Johnston, Janie M 22 

Joiner, Moses 9 

Jolly, Bishop 5 

Jones, Calvin 2 

Jones, David 17 

Jones, Elizabeth Jane 17 

Jones, G. W. 1 

Jones, R. M 1 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Kammerer, Roger 3, 10 

Kelly/Kelley, Sarah Ann Martha .. 22 

Kennedy, Major 21 

Kerr, Sarah 18 

Kerr, Sue J 18 

Kerr, W. 18 

King Henry T. 2 

King, Ollie 19 

King, Prof 10 

Kinker, Anne 23 

Kinsaul, Reuben 3 

Lacy, J. T. 1 

Lang, Alonzo Clay 18 

Lang, Alonzo Hunter 18 

Lang, B. M 18 

Lang, Bennett Munroe 18 

Lang, David Sidney 18 

Lang, Elizabeth 17, 18 

Lang, Jas 17 

Lang, Jemima 17 

Lang, John 17 

Lang, John A 1 

Lang, Lewis T. 18 

Lang, Lewis Thornton 18 

Lang, Marietta 18 

Lang, Mary P. 18 

Lang, Sallie 18 

Lang, William 17 

Lang, Wm 18 

Lang, Wm Henry 18 

Langley, J. H 1 

Lanier, Lemuel S 19 

Lanier, Paul J., Mrs 15 

Lassiter, Thomas 20 

Laughinghouse, Pheobe 7 

Laughinghouse, William 7 

Lawrence, Joma, Dr 12 

Lee 3, 4, 10, 12, 4 

Lee, J. P. 18 

Legett, Alfred 2 

Letch worth, Wm 2 

Little, I. H 1 

Little, T. E 1 

Loftis, Thomas 15 

Manning, Alfred 5 

Manning, Caroline 23 

Manning, Green 5 

Manning, John 14 

Marble, Martha M 17 

Marmaduke (Colonel) 5 

Martin, General 21 

Martin, Mrs 21 

Mason, Sloan S 22 

Massengale, Rev 18 

May, Gattice/Gatsey 23 

May, Hardee/Hardy 23 

May, W. H 1 



May, William Loys 23 

Mayo, E. A 1 

McArthur, Alice 20 

McCall, Howard H., Mrs 19 

McGlawhorn, Warren 4 

McKeel, James 24 

McKenzie, Kenneth 19 

Meares, G. W. 1 

Meeks, Brittain 22 

Meeks, Darkey 22 

Meeks, G. A 2 

Meeks,Mary 22 

Miller, J. A. L 23 

Miller, Mary 22 

Mills, Calvin 4 

Mills, Casiwill Hunter 17 

Mills, Cedric? L. Tinden? 17 

Mills, Crandel Hunter 17 

Mills, Edward Stanly 17 

Mills, Eithun/Cithran? Alvaina... 17 

Mills, Henry John 17 

Mills, Jessee Brint 17 

Mills, Joseph Ransom 17 

Mills, Lewis 17 

Mills, Mary Ann Viney 17 

Mills, Readden Gustus 17 

Mills, Sam'l Lewis 17 

Mills, Seidia/Leidia? Ann lisebethl7 

Mills, William Nasbey 17 

Moore, Appie E 20 

Moore, BettieJ., Mrs 6 

Moore, Clarence, Mrs 6 

Moore, D. C 5 

Moore, Ella, Mrs 14 

Moore, G. L 1 

Moore, J. H. H 2 

Moore, J. L 2 

Moore, John R 16 

Moore, Joseph John 22 

Moore, L. C 1 

Moore, Marinda 24 

Moore, Samuel 1 

Moore, T. L 1 1 

Moore, W. B 10 

Moore, Worrell 11 

Moore, Zeno 10 

Mooring, G. M 5 

Morgan, Wells B 2 

Moye, E. A 1 

Moye, George, Sen 2 

Moye, Mary 24 

Mulllen/Moulin/Maudlin, 

Abraham 22 

Mumford, Louis 22 

Murphy, Bill 23 

Murphy, H. H 1 

Murrah, Wm 18 

Murray, Gibson 17, 18 

Muse, James 22 



Negan, Allice 12 

Negan, Nemrod 12 

Nelson, Abbie 13 

Nelson, William Martin 2 

Newton, John 24 

Nichols, Silas 1 

Nichols, T. A 1, 2 

Nobles, A. C 1 

Nobles, J. L. W. 2 

Nobles, Lucinda (Mrs.) 14 

Nobles, Simon E 4 

Nobles, W. B 13 

Ottaviano, Alisa McKeel 24 

Parker, James 11 

Parker, Jane 1 1 

Parker, R. B 2 

Parker, R. H 1 

Parker, W. H 1 

Patrick, Walter (Mrs.) 14 

Paxton, Siddie 7 

Peaden, J. R 2 

Pender, W. H 7 

Pettiford, David (Bud) 24 

Pettitt, George 22 

Pettitt, Martha Lucinda 22 

Pettitt, Rebecca (Beck) 22 

Pettitt, William 22 

Phelps, Caroline 24 

Phelps, Elias 24 

Phelps, Georgana 24 

Phelps, Lizzie 24 

Phelps, Martha 24 

Phelps, Sarah 24 

Phelps, Shirleyan Beacham 23 

Phelps, Susan 24 

Pinket, Elinor 24 

Pinket, Thomas 24 

Pollard, Frank P. 24 

Pollard, Wm 11 

Potter, E. E., Gen 21 

Potts, Josephine 16 

Powell, John 23 

Powers, Charlotte 22 

Price, H. F. 4 

Pulley, Lurinda 24 

Raiford, Ann 19 

Randolph, C. A 2 

Randolph, J. E 1, 11 

Randolph, T. E 2 

Renfrew, William H 6 

Roberson, H. R 1 

Roberson, J. A 1 

Roberson, J. H., Mrs 11 

Rochel, Jacob V. 22 

Rodgers, Eli, Mrs 14 



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Rogers, Darrell 22 

Rollins, Charles 24 

Rollins, Rebecca 24 

Ross, Elizabeth 16, 17 

Ross, William (Billy) 24 

Rountree, C. D 3 

Sanders, Dicy 9 

Sanders, Nathan 8, 9 

Sea, Wm 18 

Shepard, Austin 8, 9 

Shepard, Gatsie 9 

Shepard, Henry 9 

Shepard, Lavinia 9 

Shepard, Lewis 9 

Shepard, Luvenia 9 

Shepard, Silas 8, 9 

Sherman, John, Mrs 15 

Sholar, Ephrain 23 

Singeltary, George B 3 

Small, Representative 13 

Smith, Abraham 23 

Smith, Benjamin 11 

Smith, C. B 14 

Smith, Frances 23 

Smith, Ivy 14, 20 

Smith, J. C 14 

Smith, J. H 1 

Smith, J. T. 14 

Smith, Marion 14 

Smith, Mary Winiford 23 

Smith, Mills 14 

Smith, Nannie Bathsheba 20 

Smith, R. L 12 

Smith, Susan 11 

Smith, William 12 

Smith, William Ivey 23 

Smith, 20 

Spain, Joyner 23 

Spain, William 24 

Speight, Addie, Mrs 14 

Stanton, Maria 9 

Starkey, R. M 1 

Staton, Huldah (Mrs.) 14 

Stillman, C. L 18 

Stocks, Nancy 23 

Stocks, Tillman 2 

Stocks, W. L 1 

Streeter, Susan Virginia 21 

Strickland, Henry 10 

Strickland, Mrs 11 

Stultz, Virginia H 24 

Sugg, B. F. 2 

Sugg,R.F. 1 

Sugg, R. P. 2 

Summerell, W. J 1 

Sutton, Elizabeth 22 

Sutton, George 22 

Sutton, Joseph, Jr 22 



Taft, Dinah 2 

Taft, Lucy 9 

Taft, Noah 2, 9 

Talbert,J. D 19 

Taylor, Joe F. 13 

Taylor, Maud 19 

Teel, Benjamin 2 

Teel, Oscar D 23 

Telfair, Ellen 7 

Thomas, Dan 4 

Tilden, Sarah 22 

Travis, William Mills 24 

Tripp, Bryant 13 

Tripp, W. H 1 

Trulock, Alice 19 

Tucker, Arden, Mrs 1 1 

Tucker, E. F. 14 

Tucker, J. J 1 

Tucker, Leon 14 

Turnage, James 2 

Tyer/Tyler, Sarah 24 

Tyson, C. E 1 1 

Tyson, Charlotte 23 

Tyson, Japeth 23 

Tyson, Joab 11, 12 

Tyson, Joel 2 

Tyson, John J 11 

Tyson, Laney 11 

Tyson, Lucy K., Miss 11 

Tyson, Moses 23 

Tyson, Robert A 19 

Tyson, Shem 1 

Tyson, Shird [Sherrod] 8, 9 

Tyson, Simon 8, 9 

Underwood, Ida 19 

Vance, Zebulon B 21 

Venters, Fred 2 

Vincent, Jesse 3 

Von Eberstein, F. H 13 

Wadford, Gilda 24 

Wainright, Jim 3 

Wainright, Lucinda, Mrs 3 

Walker, A. S 1 

Walker, Dorcas 24 

Walker, J. M 2 

Walker, Joseph S 18 

Walker, Mary 18 

Walker, Sylvanus? 18 

Walters, Evander 16 

Ward, F. 1 

Warren, Elizabeth 18 

Warren, Saml H 18 

Warren, Wm. E 18 

Warters, Mollie 16 

Waters, Isaac 9 

West, Claude (Mrs.) 14 



Wetherington, Alfred 2 

Wetherington, J. C 1 

Whichard, J. F. 4 

Whichard, John F. 10 

Whichard, Malinda 14 

White, Captain 5 

Whitehead, Captain 11 

Whitehurst, Carl L 15 

Whitehurst, J. B 5 

Whitehurst, John R 15 

Whitley, S. L 2 

Whittendon, Martha 18 

Wilkerson, W. H 2 

Williams, Anthony 24 

Williams, John Gordan 24 

Williams, Newton 24 

Williams/Williamson, Anne 24 

Williams/Williamson, Charles .... 24 

Williams/Williamson, George 24 

Williams/Williamson, Isaac 24 

Willis, J. B. : 8 

Willoughby, R. A 1 

Willoughby, Ruel 1 

Wills, Arlene F. 23 

Wilson, Jesse 1 

Wilson, W. B., Mrs 11 

Windham, I. M 1 

Windham, W. G 1 

Wingate, Clevie H 23 

Wingate, Elizabeth 23 

Wingate, John 23 

Wingate, Melissa (Polly) 23 

Wingate, William 23 

Wingate, Wright 23 

Woolard, J. H 2 

Woolard, R. L., Mrs 11 

Worsley, John B 13 

Worthington, Benjamin 1 

Worthington, Lucy, Mrs 6 

Yellowley, E. C 3 




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PITT COUNTY WILLS John Speir, 1760 1 

Walter Dixon, 1767 2 

John Fillingham, Senr., 1771 3 

William Watkins, 1771 4 

Elizabeth Speir, 1773 5 

Samuel Warrren, 1805 6 

Henry Williamson, 1830 6 

BANISHED 7 

PITT COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS 8 

TWO INFORMATIVE DEPOSITIONS 10 

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Pitt County Wills 



A collection of old wills contributed by Roger Kammerer. Transcribed by Elizabeth Ross. 

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WILL OF JOHN SPEIR, 1760 

From the Secretary of State Papers, NC Archives. This will was probated in Craven Co., NC, but 
John Speir was of Pitt County. The archaic script is especially difficult to read. His widow (step- 
mother of these children) left a will, also included in this issue. 

Knowing the unceartain Estate of this Transitory Life and that all flesh must yeald unto Death when 

itt shall p [please?] the allmighty God to Caul do make and Declare this my Last will and 

Testement in manner and forme following- 
Item I Give and bequeath to my Loveing wife Elizabeth SPEIR one Neagrow boy Slave David and 
one feather bed which she now lies on with all the furneture thereunto belonging sheats blanckitt 
& rugg give bedsted boulster and pillows one rideing horse Cracking and Side Sadie Bridell and 
Cloth and all the Cattell and hoggs and Hoarse runing or belonging to the red banck plantation of 
my one property which Said Neagrow David fether bed and furniture horse Saddell Cattell and 
hoggs and Hearse [? horse] is to her and her heirs for Ever 

I further leave to my wife tenn pound in Silver and Gold to her and her heirs for Ever itt is further 
my will that all my horses and mares that is not given be Equelley Devided in two parts by the 
Discrestion of my Exectors and one part to my wife and the other part to my Daughtour Clare 
HARDEE too them and their for Ever — I further Leave thee use of Six hudred and twelve acres of 
Land Calld the red bancks four hudred and twelve acres in Deed in my one name and two hudred 
purchest of Richard HARRIS to my wife Elizbeth SPEIR Dureing her Naturell life and noe longer and 
after he Deseas to my Daughter Cleare HARDEE to her and her heirs lawfully begotten of her boddy 
for Ever I further leave the use of four Neagrows Slaves to my wif Elzth. SPEIR Dureing her Naturell 

life and noe longer to Cultivate the aforesaid land Tony Dick nanney Sandy [word lost in fold] 

after her Desease I bequeath the said land and four Neagrows Slaves tony Dick nanney Sandey and 
there increase to my Daughter Cleare HARDEE to her and her heirs Lawfully begotten of her boddy 
forEver 

Item I give and bequeath to my Loveing Daughter Patience JEFFREYES five Neagrows Slaves Jack 
Judee Sam hannah and yong Judee and tenn pounds in silver and gold and their increas to her and 
her and heirs forEver — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughtour Cleare HARDEE all my land in North Carolina or 
Elsewhere that is not already Given five hundred and twenty three acres of land is by pattern in 
Isral JOYNERs name which I bought of Silvenus PUMPHRY Ju'r. and Capt John HARDEE and the 
JOYNERs and Thomas JORDAN which will appear by the records of this County and one hundred 
and fifty bought of Silvenus PUMPHREY Senr. and three hundred and ninty acres in my one [own] 
name Cauld PARKERs by Deed which Said land is to her and her heirs Lawfully begott of her boddy 
forEver — 

Item that all my household Goods and working tools be them of what natour or kind foever be 
Equelly Devided by the Discrestion of my Exetrs. in two parts that is say all my bedds chears chists 
truncks puter brass copper glasses potiron and all other household goods and my wife Eliza. SPEIR 
to have the use of one part Dureing her Naturell life and noe longer and after her Desease to Clare 
HARDEE and her heirs for Ever and the other part to Clare HARDEE to her and her heirs for Evere 
It is my will that any marchent Disring [desiring?] Goods be Sold by my Exectrs. att publick vandew 
to the higfist gidders for Six month Credit with good Securitey for money and all and all the Debts 
Due to my Estate and all my readey money is to pay all my Lawfull Debts in Norh Carolina or 
Elsewhere by my Exectrs. and all the money remaining to be Equelly Devided between Apseley 
HOLLAND and Clare HARDEE to them and their heirs for Ever and Ever after my Debts be paid and 
appoint my Brother William SPEIR John SPEIR Junr. and Capt. Elexander STEWART my hole and 
sole Executors of this my Last will and Testement in witness whereof I have sett my hand and fixed 



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my Seall 8th Day of [November, overwritten to sav Tnurvl 1760 
Wm SPEIR 

Alexr. STEWART John SPEIR 

John SPEIR junr. 

New Bern [illeg. word inserted] Nov'b. Sup'r. Co't. 1767 

Geo. MOYE & Henry COOPER appeared in Co't. & made Oath that they are well acquainted with 
the Hand Writing of John SPEIR the Testator & that They verily beleive the name signed John SPEIR 
to the foregoing instrument is his proper Hand Writing. 

Amb. Cox BAYLEY C. S.C. 



WILL OF WALTER DIXON, 1767 

From the Boyd Family Papers, ECU Manuscript Collection #253.1, Joyner Library, Greenville, NC. 

N. Carolina Pitt County I Walter DIXON of the Province & County aforesaid Calling to mind 
the mortality of this Present Life do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament — vz't 
In promise I Recommend my soul to God who gave it & my body to be buried in decent Christian 
burial at the discression of my Executors and as to what Worldley Estate it hath pleased God to bless 
me with all I give and bequeath in manner & form following viz't — 

Item Unto my beloved wife Elizabeth DIXON I Lend my mannow Plantation to gether with all 
the utensels for husbandry during her widdowhood 

Item Unto the heirs of my Son John DIXON deceased I Give & bequeath ten shillings proclama- 
tion money to be Equally divided among them — 

Item Unto my Son Walter DIX£ON I give & bequeath my Large Common prayer Book — 

Item Unto my Daughter Rachel Now Rachel TINDLE I give & bequeath five pounds proclamation 

money 

Item Unto my Son William DIXON I Give and bequeath one shilling proclamation money 
Item Unto The heirs of my Daughter Sarah MUNDINE I give & bequeath One Shilling proclama- 
tion money 

Item unto my Son Edward DIXON I Give and bequeath Eight pounds ten Shillings procl. money 
Item unto my Daughter Prissilla DIXON I Give and bequeath one feather Bead & Furniture One 
Cow and Calf and Ewe and Lamb 

Item unto my Daughter Elizabeth now Elizabeth BALDWYN I Give and bequeath Ten pounds 
proclamation money 

Item unto my Son Rolen DIXON I give and bequeath Thirty pounds proclamation money 
Item Unto my daughter Susannah DIXON I give and bequeath one feather Bead and furniture 
one Cow and Calf & one Ewe and Lamb 

and in order to discharge legaces which are to be paid in money, I Will that One Tract of Land that I 
bought of Cap. Seth PILKINGTON be Sold at publick Sale and at the marriage or decease of my wife 
I Will that my Mannow Plantation Together with all my horses Cattle hoggs sheep &c &c be sold at 
publick Vendue & after my debts are paid The Residue of my Estate to be Equally devided between 
my daughters Prisdlla DIXON & Susannah DIXON — 

Furthermore I leave my Son Walter DIXON my Son in Law William BALD WYN Jun'r. & my friend 
John SIMPSON to be my whole & Sole Executors of this my Last Will and testament in Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal this 7th day of march 1767 
Signed Sealed & delivered 
In presents of 

Thomas DIXSON Walter DLXON {Seal} 

John SIMPSON 
his 

Hen'r X MOORE 

mark 
John BOWERS 



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State of North Carolina 
Pitt County 

I George EVANS Clerk of the County Court do hereby Certify 
the within to be a true Copy of the Last Will and Tenstament of Walter DIXON Taken from the 
Original which is rilled in the Clerks office Given under my hand at office in Greenville this 4th day 
of march AD 1823. 

George EVANS Clk 

WILL OF JOHN FILLING HAM, SENR., 1771 

From the Secretary of State Papers, NC Archives. The cover fold of this will is unusual, and especially 
valuable, as it reveals the date of birth of the testator. The clerk never dotted the first "i" in the 
name Fillingham, so it is interpreted in this transcription as Fejlingham. 

Cover fold: 

The last Will & Testament of John Fellingham Senr 
aged 79 the 3 July 1771 

In the name of God Amen I John FELLINGHAM Senr. of Pitt County in the Province of North 
Carolina being at this time by the blessing of God In health of body & of sound mind & memory 
but knowing that it is appointed for all Men to Die and that the time & manner thereof is uncer- 
tain, Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following. And first & 
primemally I recommend my Soul lunto the hand of God hoping for Mercy & forgiveness through 
the Merits of my Redeemer, — 

I desire that my Body may be decently buried at the descretion of my Executors herein after named. 
And as to what Wordly Goods it has pleased God to bestow upon me, I dispose thereof as follows — 
Item I Lend to my beloved Wife Margaret FELLINGHAM the use of all my Negroes Stocks of 
Cattle Hogs and Houshold Goods during the Time of her natural Life And after her decease I Give to 
my Son John FELLINGHAM my Negro Woman calld Luce: I gie my Son Robert FELLINGHAM one 
Negro Boy calld Jim. I give to my Son Samuel FELLINGHAM one Negroe Boy calld Nace and one 
feather Bed & Bed Clothes. I give to my Son Jarvis FELLINGHAM one Negr. Boy calld Jeremy one 
Bed & furniture and one Gun. I give to my Son Benjamin FELLINGHAM one Negr Girl calld Bess 
and one feather Bed & furniture and one Gun. I Give to my Daughter Mathew WHITE one shilling 
I give to my Daughter Mary HAYS one shilling. The residue of my Estate after my Wifes decease I 
give to be equally divided to and aong my five Sons. And I hereby nominate & appoint my Sons 
John & Robert FELLINGHAM Executors of this my last Will hereby revoking & disanulling all 
former Will or Wills by me made and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this eleventh day of Novembr in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and seventy one 

Signd seald & 

publishd — his 

in presence of John FELLINGHAM Senr {Seal} 

Josiah LITTEL mark 
Alexr STEWART 

The within last Will and Testament of John FELLINGHAM was proved before me this 22d. 
day of Deer. 1773 by the Oath of Josiah LITTEL one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto who swore 
that he was present & did see the Testator sign seal publish and declare the same to be and contain 
his last Will and Testament and that at time thereof he was of sound & disposing Mind & Memory 
and John & Robert FELLINGHAM the Executors in the said Will named having the oaths of Execu- 
tors and qualified agreable to Law It is ordered that letters Testamentary issue thereon accord- 
ingly— 

Jo. MARTIN 



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WILL OF WILLIAM W ATKINS, 1771 

From the Seaetary of State Papers, NC Archives. 

In the name of God Amen I William WATKINS of Pitt County in the Province of North Carolina 
Planter being in a Week low State of health & calling to mind the uncertainty of this life Do there- 
fore make this my last Will & Testament Revokeing & disannulling All other & former Wills by me 
heretofore made, And first I Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it me 
hopeing through the Merrits of Jesus Christ to Obtain everlasting Salvation, And my Body I desire 
to be buried in a Christian like manner, And as to my Worldly Estate I dispose of it in manner & 
form following, to wit, 

I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife Christian WATKINS & to my two Sons John 
WATKINS & William WATKINS & to my four Sons in Law Francis BUCK, James CASON, William 
ORMOND & James JONES all my Ready money that I leave at the time of my Death to be Equally 
divided between them Share & Share alike 

And Whereas I have Some time ago made & Executed in an open & lawful manner Deeds of 
Gift to my Sons & Sons in Law for my Land & Plantation & all my Negroes & my Still & Worm 
which was then immediately before the Execution of the said Deeds my Right & Property & which 
was done Agreeable to & by & with the free & mutual Consent & Agreement of my aforesaid Wife & 
Sons & Sons in Law, And my said Wife as I married her a Poor Woman without any Estate at all, at 
the same time Agreed & Concluded to Renounce & quit all manner of Wright or Dower in or to the 
said Land & Plantation in two of the aforesaid Deeds mentioned either in Law or equity or any 
other ways howsoever or Condition that I Would leave her at the time of my Death the one third 
part of all my Personal Estate except the Negros the Still and the Worm. Therefore I do hereby Give 
bequeath in behalf of the said Agreement as also for the love that I bear unto my said Wife Chris- 
tian Watkins to her & her heirs forever The one third part of all my personall Estate of all kinds 
whatsoever except the Ready money already Given and — 

And I do hereby Give & bequeath unto my said Sons John Watkins & William Watkins in 
law Francis BUCK & James CASON the other two thirds of all my personal Estate of all kinds what- 
soever except the ready money already given to be equally divided between them Share & Share 
alike And the reason why I Give no more to my Sone John & William WATKINS & to my Sons in 
Law William ORMOND & James JONES is because I have heretofore provided for them in the before 
mentioned Deeds of Gifts — 

I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah BUCK one Shilling lawful money of Great Britain 

I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth one Shilling 

I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Ann one Shilling 

I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Rachael one Shilling & the Reason is because I have 
provided for them in the name of their Husbands in the aforesiad Deeds of Gifts — Lastly I appoint 
my beloved Wife & my Son in Law James CASON Executrix & Executor of this my last Will & 
Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand & Seal this Ninth day of November 
Anno Domini 1771 

Signed Sealed published & delared 

by the Testator to be his last will Wm WATKINS {Seal} 

& Testament in the presence of us 
Catharine CROFTON 

her mark 
John SALTER 
Randel McDANIEL 

The within last Will and Testament of William WATKINS was proved Before me this fourteenth day 
of October 1773 by the Oath of John SALTER one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto who swore 
that he was present and did see the said Testator sign Seal publish and declare the same to be and 



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contain his last Will and Testament and that at the time thereof he was of sound and disposing 
Mind & Memory And James CASON the Executor therein named having taken the Oaths of Execu- 
tors and qualified as the Law directs It is ordered that Letters Testamentary be granted thereon 
accordingly 

Jo. MARTIN 

WILL OF ELIZABETH SPEIR, 1773 

From the Secretary of State Papers, NC Archives. 

In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Speir of the province of No Carolina & County of Pitt Being 
being very Sick & weak of Body But of Sound & perfect mind & memory Blessed be God for it Do 
this Twenty ninth Day of October & in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred & 
Seventy three make & ordain This my Last will & Tastament In manner & form following, 
Item I give to & Nephew Joseph WARREN Junr Son of my brother Joseph WARREN Two Negro 
men one Called old Tom & the other Called young Tom to him his Heirs & assignes — 
Item I give to my Nephew Mary MEESSEL [Mizzelle] Three Negros— Loucy David & Patt to her & 
her Heirs & asignes & my Riding Horse & Sadie — Item I give to my Nephew William 
SMYDICK [Smithwick] Son of Mary SMYDICK Two Cows & Calves Two Sows & Shates one Bed & 
furniture I further Desire that His mother Shall have the use of the Cattle & Bed & furniture as Long 
as She Lives — Item I give to John SMYDICK Son of Ormond SMYDICK Two Cows & 
Calves — 

Item I give to Famaler SMYDICK Daughter of David SMYDICK Two Cows & Calves — Item 
I give to Leza WARREN Daughter of Edward one Cow & Calfe — Item I give to Mary MEESSEL 
Daughter of Mark MEESEL one mair Called Jean one Bed & furniture Item I give to my Nephew 
Elizabeth WARREN Daughter of Joseph WARREN one Bed & Furniture — Item I give to Samuel 
SMYDICK Son of Mary SMYDICK one mair Called Juel and one Bed & furniture & all my Cattle that 
is not already Given to be Equally Devided Between him and his Brother Edward SMYDICK — I also 
Give to above Named Famaler SMYDICK one Bed & furniture — 

Item I give to James SCOTT Brother of Mathew SCOTT Deceased one mair Called Pol & one Silver 
Watch if he Comes for them & if he Should Never Come for them that my Nephew Mary MEESSEL 
& her Son William MEESSEL Shall have the Said mair & watch — 

Item I give all the Remainder of my Estate Both with in Doors & without To Mary MEESSEL 
Daughter of Marke MEESEL & Elizabeth WARREN Daughter of Joseph WARREN Junr. to be Equally 
Devided between them — I also Give to my Nephew William SMYTHICK one mair Called Pegion 
& one new gun — 

My Will & Desire is that young Tom my Negro fellow keeps for his one [own] Use one Black Horse 
Called Boling & one gun & that my Negro David has for his one [own] use one gun & one Horse 
Colt Called Cracking — 

My will & Desire is that all my Hoggs & Corn be Sold to the best advantage & the money so arising 
after my Debts is paid to be Equally Devided Between Mark MEESSELS Children & Joseph WARREN 
Junr. Children William SMYDICK & Famalar SMYDICK & that money & what I shall have by me to 
be Carefully put out at Intrest tell [till] the Children Comes to age to Act for them Selves — 
I heareby apoint my Nephews Marke MEESEL & Joseph WARREN Junr. Executors of this my Last 
will & Tastament In witness Whearof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Day & Year above 
Written acknowledged pronounced & Decleared to be my Last will & Tastament Dissalowing & 
revokeing all other wills by me maid — 

Signed Sealed & Acknowledged 

in the presents of Elizabeth SPER 

Geo EVANS 
John HARDEE 
Major HARRIS 



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The within last Will and Testament of Elizabeth SP£R was proved before me this Twenty third day of 
March 1774. by the Oath of Major HARRIS one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto, who Swore 
that he saw the Testator Sign Seal Publish and declare the same to be and contain her last Will and 
Testament and that at the time thereof she was of sound disposing mind and memory. Mark 
MEESEL and Joseph WARREN Junr. the Executors therein named took the Oaths appointed for their 
Qualification. — Ordered that Letters Testamentary issue thereon accordingly. — 

Jo. MARTIN 

WILL OF SAMUEL WARREN, 1805 

From the John A. Cobb Collection, PC. 145.1, NC Archives. 



In the name of God Amen I Samuel WARREN of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina 
being very Sick but thank God of undisturbed mind and Memory doth this 16th .day of March 
1805. make and ordain the following to be my last Will and Testament. & first I give and bequeath 
unto Samuel Warren Son of Ethgdjed WARREN after the decease of my Mother Amy BONNER one 
hundred acres of land to be laid off at the upper end of the two hundred acres that my Mother Amy 
BONNER now lives on adjoining John Warrens land so as not to take any of the buildings to him 
and his heirs for ever in fee. — Secondly I give and bequeath after my decease unto my beloved 
Wife Rhoda WARREN all the rest of my Estate both Real and personal after paying my just debts to 
her and her heirs forever — thirdly and lastly I choose constitute and appoint my beloved Wife 
Rhoda WARREN and my trusty friend Isaac BROWN Executrix and Executor to this my last Will and 
Testament revokeing all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofor Written or made In Witness 
whereof I the Said Samuel WARREN hath hereunto Set my Hand and Seal the day and date first 
above Written. 

Signed Sealed and 

acknowledged in presence his 

of. Allen ATKINSON Samuel X WARREN {Seal} 

Etheldred WARREN mark 

Mary Ann ATKINSON 

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WILL OF HENRY WILLIAMSON, 1830 

From the William Blount Rodman Papers, #PC.76, Box 12; NC Archives. 



North Carolina. Pitt County In the name of God amen I Henry WILLIAMSON of the state and 
county aforesaid Being in a Loe State of Helgth But of Sound Disposing mind and memery Do 
hereby constitute and ordaine this to Be my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and Dis 
anulling all other Wills in manner following Item I give and Bequeth to my beloved wife Charlotte 
WILLIAMSON one negro woman named aliss [or alif] one girl named amey one Boy Reuben one 
Boy alien one Boy Bennet one boy John one Boy nathan two Mares and Increas of th above if any 
from the assignment of this Will and one Riding Chare and gear two Chests one Linnin Wheel one 
Cotten Wheel th two feather Beds and furniture one Pair of Piatt Irons half Dosen Silver Spoons & 
also give two othere small negros Children By name amy [ or amos?] and Edmon Which Children 
of the above Woman aliss [alif] the above to her the said Charlotte WILLIAMSON to her and her 
heirs and asignes for Ever 

I now Lend unto my Said wife my Land Plantation and Improve ments Which I may Die Seised and 
possessed off also all my property which I may not here after Devise to her During her Life and 
Widowhood 

Item I give and bequeth to Williamson PEAL (with [illeg. word, looks like arelerace] of use to 

my said wife her Life time one negro girl named Lucy with all her Increase she may Ever have to 
him his heirs and asignes foever 

my Will and Desire is after the Death of my Said Wife my Land which I have Lend lent her then be 



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Sold by my Executor in the following manner at Publik Sale on a credit of six months for one half 
and tweelve months for the other half it may Bring and the money arising there from to be thirded 
in the following manner first third my desire is to go Henry Williamson MARTIN Son of Mary 
MARTIN of Richmond Virginia in case he the Said Henry lives to the age of twenty one years or 
Should have a child Lawfully Begotten of his Body the other two thirds of Said Sale of my Lands for 
one hundred Dollars to go to Elisabeth Jefferson McCOY of Portsmouth Virginia and the Ballance to 
go Winifred PRICE (Wife of thomas PRICE of Alabama and Lydia GUALTNEY of this county to Be 
Equally Devided Between them or theare heirs and asignes my Desire is further at my Death that my 
negro man Martha Be valued a fare Price and have the Liberty of Chusing Som [?] Person to give the 
Said value for him and further Desire that man abel Washington and Woman Rose if it should Be 
there choice to stay with my Said Wife During her life or widowhood or if it Shood not Be there 
choice to stay with her that all of them or Eather of them have th same privilige as Martha above 
has or at my Wifes Death they Be alowed the Same in Choosing and Be valued in like manner as above 
my will and desire is further that my Executor Raise as soon as convinent with out Being too very 
Streaineous or those who may have to pay money to my Estate and Pay over to the following 
named Persons Say to the children of Nancy JOHNSON to wit Lydia Salley Elsy and Susan Elizabeth 
STANCIL, Moses COBB Sampson COBB Charly COBB, Allen MOBBLY Christian HARROD Elizabeth 
WOOTON Salley COBB Wife of Amos COBB to Each of these named one hundred deHflfs a Share 
also three Hundred Dollars to Be Equally Devided Between Betsey MOBLY Matilda GAY Susan GAY 
Lucinda UTLY and Willey MOBLY also to Sally LEWIS fifty Dollar further my Desire is that Stephen 
COBB Gray COBB £em [?] Jonas COBB Edward COBB Jajnei [?] LEWIS Elizabeth SMITH rellatives of 
my former Wife one hundred Dollars to Each of those Last named and Should there still Remain a 
Residue after Defraying Such Expences as may acrue my Desire and will is that my Executor Would 
take the trouble to go after and Sea the child Henry Williamson MARTIN and take care of him and 
give him a reasonable Education and have him genteelley Raised and Should he Live agreable to the 
Insertions as above in this my will I hereby Place all confidence in my Executor to act and to do for 
this child as though I could be spared to act my selfe for him and Place my Residue to his Benifit if 
he lives to See the age above and if he shood not live to the age above my Executor Should Pass all 
those Provision to Lydia Gtrf GUALTNEY and her heirs and asignes for Ever 
and finily I Do constitute and apoint Collel Samuel VINES Executor to this my Last Will and Testa- 
ment and in case of his Death I hereby nominate and apoint John JOINER Esquire in Testamony 
whareof I have here unto Sett my hand and Seal this 6 day of November AD 1830 

True Coppy 
in presents of 

James PARKER Signed (Henry WILLIAMSON) Will 

John CARR 

a copy of H WILLIAMSON Witf. [Will] of Pitt County NC 



Banished 

From the State Gazette ofNC, Apr. 9, 1789. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

The inhabitants of the counties of Edgecomb, Martin and Pitt, where their lines intersect each other, 
do hereby certify, that a set of obnoxious characters have been driven out from amongst us for the 
baneful practice of stealing horses; cattle; hogs, &c. and for breaking open and plundering houses, 
kitchens, &c. Their names are as follow: From Edgecomb, Roderick LLOYD, Frederick BEEL, 
Abraham TENNISON, Sen. Absalom TENNISON, Abraham TENNISON, Jun. Jacob TENNISON, Wm. 
TYLER, Peter TYLOR, Thomas TYLOR, John STATON and Charles STATON. —From Pitt, John 

WORSLEY, James WORSLEY, Petman WORSLEY and James WHITE. From their confession it 

appears that they are in league with like characters in other parts of this state, and in South-Caro- 
lina and Georgia. It is hereby earnestly requested, that if any such confederacies should be ousted, 
that we may have notice thereof in like manner, in order to prevent inposition in future. 



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Pitt County Marriage Bonds 



Contributed by Roger Kammerer and Elizabeth Ross. 

Four Pitt County Marriage Bonds survive in the NC Archives, and are given below. 
State of North-Carolina, Pitt County 

To any regular licensed Minister of the Gospel, or Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid, Greeting: 
Whereas, John JOINER & Joel WINGATE hath entered into bonds, in the Clerk's office of the 
County aforesaid, that there is no lawful cause to obstruct a Marriage intended to be solemnized 
between him and Celia BRAXTEN of said County: These are therefore to authorize and empower 
you, or any of you, to celebrate and solemnize the rights of Marriage between the said Tohn TOINER 
and Celia BRAXTEN and join them together as Man and Wife, in Holy Matrimony. 
Given under my hand seal of said office, at Greensville the 14th day of November A.D. 1829 

James SHEPPARD Clk 
By Archd. PARKER D.C. 

State of North-Carolina, Pitt County 

To any regular Minister of tlie Gospel having the Cure of Souls, of whatever Denomination, or Justice of the 
Peace of said County. 

You, or any of you, are hereby licensed and authorised to celebrate and solemnize the Rites of 
Matrimony between loseph SMITH and Elizabeth TOINER of said County, and join them together as 
Man and Wife. 

Witness, James SHEPPARD Clerk of Pitt County Court, the 26th day of January in 53 year of Ameri- 
can Independence, Anno Domini 1829. 

James SHEPPARD Clk 

The State of North-Carolina, Pitt County 

To any regular licensed Minister of the Gospel, or Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid, Greeting: 
Whereas, Hillary CANNON hath entered into bond, in the Clerk's office of the County of Pitt, that 
there is no lawful cause to obstruct a Marriage, intended to be solemnized, between him and Patsey 
HARREL of said County. These are, therefore, to authorize and empower you, or any of you, to 
celebrate and solemnize the rights of marriage, between the said Hillery CANNON and Patsey 
HARREL and join them together as Man and Wife, in Holy Matrimony. 

Witness, James SHEPPARD Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter-Sessions, of the County aforesaid, 
at Greenville the 7 day of March A.D. 1826. 

James SHEPPARD Clk 

State of North-Carolina, Pitt County 

To any regular Minister of the Gospel having the Cure of Souls, of whatever Denomination, or Justice of the 
Peace of said County. 

You, or any of you, are hereby licensed and authorised to celebrate and solemnize the Rites of 
Matrimony between Kelly HARRELL and Wealthy PARTRICK of said County, and join them together 
as Man and Wife. 

Witness, Archibald PARKER Clerk of the County Court, the fifteenth day of May in the 57 year of 
American Independence, Anno Domini 1833. 

Archd. Parker CCC 
Will.a. Ferrell 



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Other marriage bonds have been saved, and/or recorded in other collections of official and private papers. 
The following original bond is filed with a NC Supreme Court Case, #5888 in the NC Archives. 

State of North Carolina. Pitt County 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT WE Frederick CHAPMAN & Canon STOCKS are held 
and firmly bound unto the State of North Carolina, in the sum of Five Hundred Pounds, current 
money to be paid to the said S t a t e [struck thru]. To the which payment well and truly to be made to 
the said State, we bind ourselves, our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally 
firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 28th day of February A.D. 1839. 
THE CONDITION of the above Obligation is such, that whereas the above bounden Frederick 
CHAPMAN hath made application for a License for a Marriage intended to be had and solemnized 
between him and Salley WHITE of the county aforesaid. Now in case it shall not appear, at any time 
[struck thru] hereafter, that there is any impediment or lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, 
then the above Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. 
Signed, sealed, and delivered Frederick CHAPMAN SEAL, 

in presence of By Canon STOCKS SEAL. 

Archd. PARKER 

Salley WHITE 

I certify that A thc female named in the bond hereunto annexed / is over fifteen years of age. 

Canon STOCKS 

Attached to above record was following handwritten certification: 
State of North Carolina, Pitt County. 

I William D. MOYE Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for 
the County aforesaid, hereby Certify that the above is a Correct Copy of the Marriage License Bond, 
filed in my office of Frederick CHAPMAN Marriage the 28th day of February A.D. 1839. 

Given under my hand & seal 

of office at Greenville the 14h day 

of April AD. 1847. 

William D. MOYE C.C.C. 



The following Beaufort County bond was found in the William Fleming Little Collection #316.1, East 
Carolina University Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library. It deals with Pitt County people. 

State of North-Carolina 

To any regular Minister of the Gospel having the Cure of Souls, or to any Justice oftiie Peace of the County 
of Beaufort, Greeting: 

Whereas, the pre requisites of the Law having been complied with— These are, therefore, to autho- 
rize and empower you, to celebrate the rites of Marriage between Washington VENTERS and Sophia 
Ann BUCK of the said County; and the the said Washington and Sophia Ann being so joined 
together in Holy Matrimony, pronounce Man and Wife, according to the usages of your Church; 
and this shall be your suffiedent License for so doing. 

Witness, William ELLISON, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the said County, the 
22 day of August 1831 and the LV year of the Independence of said State 

Wm ELLISON Clerk 



SURPRISE MARRIAGE [#1] 

Married. A surprise marriage took place in Winterville Sunday. Mr. Will CARROLL and Miss Sallie I. 
TRIPP, assisted by Elder PHILLIPS, thought to surprise the community by getting married, but they 
wJiere surprised themselves instead for on reaching the church they found a crowded house await- 
ing their arrival. Things will out. {Daily Reflector, Mar. 21, 1898, Mon.) 



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Two Informative Depositions 



Located in the Secretary of State Papers, SS. 744, Suspended Grants, NC Archives. Contributed by 
Roger Kammerer. Editor's Note: The Waller Dixon mentioned in this document was undoubtedly 
Waller Dixon, with the "t" not crossed. 

hp 

State of North Carolina July 24th 1 782 

The Deposition of Ann DIXON next of Kin and Natural Guardian to Jeremiah DIXSON 
Orphan and Heir at Law to John DIXON late of Pitt County dec'd shewth That John DIXON in his 
life Entered and Surveyed a Tract of Land in Pitt County containing three Two hundred Acres or 
thereabouts on the South side of Tar River & South East side of Cat Tail Branch that by the death of 
the said John without will the same descended to Waller DIXON as Heir at Law to your Deponants 
Husband John which said Waller fell in the service of the United States, that by the Death of the 
said Waller the same descended to William DIXON the Eldest Brother of the said Waller which said 
William was also Killed in Service of his Country by which death the same descended to the said 
Jeremiah DIXON as Heir at Law to the said Reuben William & to his father John, that by means of 
their being in the Army during the Time of Opening the Land Office and by Means of their deaths 
therein they had it not in their powers to Enter the same tho justly entitled thereto that notwith- 
standing their Legal Claim of the said Jeremiah that Notwithstanding a certain Benjamin BUCK 
hath entered and surveyed as Your Deponant believes the same She therefore Prays Your Excellency 
to Suspend the execution of the Grant to the afsd. Benja. and Grant a Trial thereupon & she will 
pray 

Sworn to before me James GORHAM JP 

Sir Suspend the Grant for the with in Land, and notify a Caveat to the Court accordingly 

Alex MARTIN 

The Hon'ble James GLASGOW 20 October 1 782 

HP 

The following deposition over a land dispute, located in the NC Archives, Series DSCR, Box 
206.403.1, reveals the names and activities of some of our earliest settlers. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer; transcribed by Elizabeth Ross. 

State of North Carolina 3rd of April 1784. 

Pitt County 

In obedience to a Dedimus to us Directed form the Superior Court at Newbern we have well and 
truly Examined John WILLIAMS Esqr. who Diposeth on the holy Evangelist and Sayeth that up- 
wards of Fifty years ago when he first Come to this River one Matthew CAPS Lived on this Land 
now in Dispute Between David DONAN & Absalom RODGERS and after that one Josiah LITTLE 
Surveyed a Tract of Land which he says he has often heard his father Say that he was with them 
when they Surveyed the Land & Since he has told me that a certain Turkey oak Standing on the 
River bank below any Clearing that was then made was the Corner tree of Mr. LITTLEs Land and 
this Dipponant further Sayeth that about the Date of 1738 he went to School & that a certain John 
LEE Erected the School the house whei the aforesaid Matthew CAPS Lived in when he first Come to 
the River & that the Said Land that the aforesaid CAPES Lives on has been Ever since been Con- 
veyed from Person to Person under the authority of the aforesaid John LEE and this Dipponant 
further Sayeth that he has often heard his father Say that they Run a Direct Line from Coneto Creek 
to the Said Turkey oak on the River. — 
and this Dipponant further Sayeth Not. 

John WILLIAMS 

Sworn before us — 
Amos ATKINSON 
Robt GREMMER 



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Bible Records 

MOORING BIBLE 

From photo copy of record pages in The Bible Collection, NC Archives. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer; transcribed by Elizabeth Ross. 

MARRIAGES 

Arthur S. Mooring. To Martha E. C. Mayo — September 5th AD 1837. 

John Long. To Mary A. C. Mayo. March [blank] AD 1836 

Virginia S. A. Mooring To William G. Turner. January 22d AD 1857 

Annie E. Long. To William H. Harrell. February 1st AD 1859 

Alice Maud Mooring to James N Moore February 9th AD 1881 

Nancy S. S. D. Coakley To John W Mayo. July 23d AD 1812 

Mary Ann Long. To Henry Williams. February 2d AD 18_ [torn, possibly 185 J 

Pattie [or Pallie?] Turner To G A Vick. September 8th AD 1880 

William G Turner to Mollie E Taylor AD December 29th 188_ [torn] 

BIRTHS 

Arthur Staton Mooring. March 17th AD 1817 

Martha Elizabeth Coakley Mayo. December 19th AD 1821 

Virginia Susan Ann Mooring. October 5th AD 1839 

John Mooring. July 2nd AD 1842 

Mary Margarett Mooring. August 2nd AD 1846 

Martha Adelaide Mooring. August 3d AD 1849 

Leonidas Mooring. mber [torn] 17th AD 1852 

Alice Maud Mooring. September 11th AD 1854 

Alphonse C. Turner was born November 5th 1857 

Arthur Mooring Turner born June 4th 1859 died June 7th 1930 

Martha Rebecca Turner the daughter of Virginia and William G. Turner was born Nov. 6th 1861 

Wm Herbert Turner was born December 14th AD 1864 

Mary Carter Turner was born Sept 6th 1865. [?] [inserted: Mamie] 

Susan Ann Turner was born Oct. 31th 1867 

Louisa C. Mayo. May 9th AD. 1813. 
Benjamin C. Mayo. September 14th 1817 AD. 
Mary A. C. Mayo. October. 9th AD 1819. 

Annie Eliza the daughter of Mary A. C. & John Long February 1st AD. 1838. 

Mary Louisa the daughter of Mary A. C. & John Long September [blank] A.D. 1840. 

Albert Sidney Moore the son of David H. Moore and Martha Adelaide was born Feb. the 4th 1873. 

Maggie Leona Moore was born July the 20th 1875. 

Nancy S. S. D. Mayo. 24th June AD. 1790. 

John W. Mayo. A[ril 13th AD 1772. 

Sarah E. C. Mayo. Febuary 21st AD. 1815. 

William C. Mayo. February 21st AD. [1819, overwritten 1823] 

Susan Caroline Turner was born May 24 1871 

Nathan M. Turner was born April 17 1879 died '58 

Maud Adelaide Turner was born Oct 1. 1876 

Virginia Vick was [torn] June 26 1882 

DEATHS 

John Hardy Mooring Son of John & Susanah Mooring of the County of Edgecombe N.C. died 

October 31st AD 1845 by the accidental discharge of a Gun in the hands of his friends. He 
was aged [blank] Years [blank] Months [blank] days. 

Leonidas Mooring Son of Arthur S. and Martha E. C. Mooring died May 19th 1854 aged 7 year 8 
months & 2 days. 



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Arthur S. Mooring the Son of John & Susannah Mooring of Edgecombe County N.C. died June 

[faint, possibly says June 5th 1857]. 

[torn] Turner the son of [torn] & Virginia his [torn] December 23d 1851 

[torn] 

John W. Mayo. Son of Nathan & Julin Mayo. Died the 3d February — 1825. Aged 53. years. 

Mary Louisa, the daughter of Mary Ann & John Long. Died [blank] 

Nancy S. S. D. Mayo departed this life 17th of June 1865 

Sarah E. C. Mayo daughter of John W. Mayo & N. S. S. D. Mayo died November 16th 1865 

Wm H Harrell (1867) departed this life Feb 8th 

Susan Ann Turner died July 4th 1868 

Margarett Mooring died May 29th 1871. age 24 years 

Virginia A Turner died Nov 2nd. 74 

Births 

Enoch M. Vick (inserted: Marvin) son of G. A. & Martha R. Vick Born Oct. 22, 1883 
Deaths 

Martha R. Vick Daughter of W. G. & Virginia M. Turner Died Oct. 10, 1889 
Martha E. C. Mooring Departed this life January 26th 1894 

Maud, youngest daughter of Wm. G. and Virginia M. Turner, died Oct. 10th 1898. age 22 years. So 

young, so sweet, to die and leave us. Young sister. 
Arthur Mooring Turner Son of W. G. & Virginia Mooring Died June 8, 1930 
Joella Felton Turner Wife of A. M. Turner Sr. Died Oct. 1965 
William Gaston Turner Son of Alfred Turner Death by his own hand. 1909. 

ROBERT BRIDGER BIBLE 

From Bible and Family Records of Bladen County, NC, Vol. 2, 1983. Published by the Bladen County 
Historical Society from a photo copy; Bible published and sold by Daniel D. Smith, NY, 1820. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Robert Bridger and Nancy Moye was married February 24th, 1820, Wednesday 
Joseph C. Bridger and Lunecey Forbes was married November 18th, 1846 • 
R. L. Bridger and Emma J. Stone was married May 30th, 1878 by John N. Mints in Brunswick 
County, N.C. 

Wilie Wallace & Nancy Bridger was married January 12th, 1826 

Elsey West Bridger the daughter of Joseph C. and Lunicy Bridger was borne February 1st, 1854 
Adlade Bridger the daughter of Joseph C. and Lunicy Bridger was borne November 3rd, 1857 
Charlie Oscar Bridger died Feb. 4th, 1938, Bladenboro, N.C, Bladen Co. 

BIRTHS 

Robert Bridger son of Joseph Bridger and Elsa his wife was bornd the 10th of April in the year of our 

Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven 
Nancy Bridger the wife of Robert Bridger was bornd February twenty seventh one thousand eight 

hundred and one 

Joseph Craven Bridger son of Robert Bridger & Nancy his wife was bornd the 28th day of January 
1821 

Robert Bridger October 30th day 1822 

Salley Ann Wallace the daughter of Wilie Wallace & Nancy his wife was bourned in the year of our 

Lord the 2d of 1827 
William W. Wallace the son of Wilie Wallace & Nancy his wife was bourned 12th December in the 

year of our Lord 1828 
Lunicey Forbes the daughter of Robert Forbes and Gracey his wife [blank] 



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Lotay P. Wallace the daughter of W. Wallace & Nancy his wife was borned February 27th in the year 
of our Lord 1831 

George M. Wallace son of W. Wallace & Nancey his wife was bourned April the 12 day 1835 

Gi dien I. Wallace the son of Wilie Wallace & Nancy his wife was bornd in the year of our Lord 1839 

January the 10 day 
Ned a black boy son of Harriet was bornd the 6th day of February 1821 
Martha Jane Bridger was born the 2d day of August 1847 

Robert L. Bridger the son of Joseph Bridger and Lunicey his wife was born the July 30th, 1847 
Martha Jane Bridger the daughter of Joseph Bridger and Lunicy his wife was born August the 20 day 
1847 

Nicy F. Bridger the daughter of Joseph C. Bridger and Lunicey his wife was born 9 day January 1852 
Lewis C. Hinson the son of John Hinson and Sarah his wife he was born November 3th 1849 
Lunicy Bridger wife of Joseph C. Bridger departed this life on the 24th of May 1877 
Joseph C. Bridger departed this life January the 6th A.D. 1887 

Lunicy Forbes the daughter of Robert Forbes and Gracey was born the 8 day of December 1826 
Joseph J. Bridger son of J. C. & Lunicey Bridger was born November 22nd, 1860 
Henry C. Bridger son of J. C. & Lunicey his wife was born Nov. 22d 1865 
Alfred Bridger son of J. C. Bridger & Lunicey his wife was born Nov. 18th, 1868 

STOKES BIBLE 

Taken from a handwritten copy found in the Stokes file, Leonardo Andrea Collection, South 
Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. The notes state the bible was 
owned by W. G. Stokes and would be passed down to Mrs. Lillian Stokes Congleton, of Stokes, NC. 
The age of the bible was not given. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Calvin Stokes was born March 18, 1839 
Thomas W Stokes born Dec. 30th AD 1834 
Mary Stokes born March 15th AD 183_ 
Lucretia Stokes born January 21 AD 184_ 
Josephus Stokes born October 14 AD 1851 
Marcellus M. Stokes born July 14th 1861 
William G. Stokes born October 14th 1866 

Doremus L. Stokes was born March 25th 1868 and died June 29th 1879 
Margaret A. Stokes wife of Calvin Stokes born Nov. 5th 1837 died Mch 12 1885 
Miss Addie Perkins wife of W G. Stokes born Nov. 27th 1868 

THE ISAAC BALD REE BIBLE 

From photocopies of the original record pages contributed by Charles Baldree of Greenville, NC. 
MARRIAGES 

Isaac Bauldree and Christian Loving was married the 10th day of June 1819 
Elias A. Baldree and susan E Vinson Daughter of Andrew Vinson was mared May the _ 1861 
Ch r istian Bauldree Dau of wife of l3aae Bauld r ee was bom the 7th day of March. AD 1819 
Johnie Arnold 

BIRTHS 

Christian Bauldree wife Isaac Bauldree was born the 7 day of March AD — 1804 
Elizabeth Bauldree Daughter of Isaac Bauldree and Christian his wife was born the 30th day of 
January AD 1821 

Emilina Bauldree Daughter of Isaac Bualdree and Christian his wife was born the 27th day of March 
AD— 1824 



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Arnold Bauldree son of Isaac Bauldree and Christian his wife was born the 13th day of September. 
AD 1828 

Rachel Bauldree Daughter of Isaac Bauldree and Christian his wife was born the 25 August AD 1831 
Richard Bauldree Son of Isaac Bauldree and christian his wife was born the 6 day of November AD 1833 
William J. Bauldree Son of Isaac Bauldree and christian his wife was born the 15 day of November AD 
1837 

Susan Bauldree daughter of Isaac Bauldree and Christian his wife was born the 6th day of September 
1840 

Elias Allen Bauldree son of Isaac Bauldree an Christian his wife was born the 3 Day of September the 
AD 1843 

Susan E Baldree Wife of Elias A Baldree was bomd July the 3 AD 1845 

John. Arnold. Baldree son of William Baldree and Martha his wife was born November the 6 A.D. 1881. 
Isaac Mordecai Baldree son of William Baldree and Martha his wife was born June the 16 1883. 
Veedie Delitha Baldree daughter of Timothy Baldree and Winnie his wife was born September the 19 
1882. 

Annie Melissa Baldree Daughter of Timothy and Winnie his wife was born Oct. 4, 1886. 
DEATHS 

Elias A Baldree the sun of Isaac Baldree died November the 17 1863 in his 21 year 
Isaac Baldree died July 3, in 1872 

Veedie Delitha Baldree the daughter of Timothy Baldree and Winnie his wife died November the 2. 
1882. 

Isaac Mordecai Baldree the son of William Baldree and Martha his wife, died January the 17 1884. 
Delitha Baldree, the wife of Arnold T. Baldree died Jan. the 24, 1895 
Arnold T. Baldree Died June 3, 1904 

Extra pages written in old style handwriting: 

Arnold T. Baldree the sund of Isaac Baldree and Chrischaney Baldree was Born the 12 of September 
13the 1828 

Delithe Balhe [?] Dorter of Alford Bird and lizebeth Bird was born October 18the 1832 
Septembe r A T Baldree Delithe Baldree was mared September 25the 1853 
Priseler Baldree A T Baldree and Del 

Priseler Baldree the Dorter of A T Baldree and Delithe Baldree was Born June 22the 1854 
William Baldree the sund of A T Baldree and D Baldree was Born June 5th 1855 
Edey A Baldree the sund of A T Baldree Delithe Baldree was Born May 18th 1857 
Temothey Baldree the sund of A T Baldree and Delithe was Bomd June 4th 1859 
Isaac Baldree the sund of A T Baldree and Delithe Baldree was Born January 2th 1861 
Lafayette Baldree the sund of A T Baldree and Delithe Baldree was Born March the 1 1th 1863 
Robard Baldree the sund of A T Baldree Delithe Baldree was Born September the 14 the 1865 

Arnold T. Baldree son of Isaac & Christian Baldree was born Sep. 13 1828. 

Delitha Baldree, daughter of Alfred & Elizabeth Byrd was borned Oct. 18 1832 

Prisdlla Baldree, daughter of Arnold T & Delitha Baldree was born June 22, 1854 

William Baldree, Son of Arnold T & Delitha Baldree was born June 5 1855 

Edward S Baldree, Son of Arnold T. & Delitha Baldree was born May 18 1857 

Timothy Baldree, Son of Arnold T. & Delitha Baldree, was born June 4, 1859 

Isaac Baldree, Son of Arnold T & Delitha Baldree was born Jan 2, 1861 

Lafayette Baldree, Son of Arnold T. & Delitha Baldree was born March 11, 1863 

Robert [ A inserted here] Robert Lee Baldree, Son of A T Baldree [torn] Delitha [torn] [ A inserted 

above tear] Sept 14, 1865 
Nancy E. [or C.?] Baldree, Daughter of Arnold T. [torn] Delitha Baldree was born Aug. 25 1867 
Martha Baldree, Daughter of Arnold T. & Delitha Baldree was born Nov. 8, 1870 

[repeated at bottom of last page] 

•Robert Lee Baldree, Son of Arnold T. and Delitha Baldree was born Sept. 14, 1865 



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Johnson Family Letters, 1833-1845 

Photocopies of the originals contributed by member Clarise B. Soper of Hattiesburg, MS. Transcribed 
by Elizabeth Ross. 

From Robert JOHNSON 

[Cover to] Mr. James JOHNSON Junr. 

Bensboro 

Pitt county 

North Carolina 

[from] Harrisburg, Tn 

25 Deer 

State of Tennessee Dyer county December the 15th day 1833 

Dear Brothers. I once more Embrace the opportunity of writing a few lines to inform you that I am 
enjoying good health at present, hoping that these lines will reach you houses and find you all 
enjoying the same. I have not much to write as it has not been long since I wrote to Father, and 
Brother Charles. People are generally healthy here at this time. I understand that crops are very 
sorry with you this year and they ware not first rate here. I housed about seventy Barrels of corn. 
Corn is selling from one Dollar to one Dollar and twenty five cents per Barrell Cotton from two 
Dollars to two Dollars and fifty cents. Pork they all ask three Dollars and fifty cents per cwt [?] but I 

dont like to give that much yet [illeg. word]. Dear brother I should be glad to see you all once 

more But I dont know whether I ever shall or nor [illeg. phrase] I came to that country again it will 
be a good while first I expect. I have worked a little at my trade] this year. But have not received 
much money. Nor neither have I but very little due me for it seemed that I owed every Body. So I 

cant let you know yet whether it is a first rate place for your trade or k [illeg., looks like know]. 

The last letter I received from you you stated that you did not expect even to get much more of my 
money that was due there. I expect that you never can collect much more of it, but you must do the 
best you can about it, and iff you do collect any of it send it to me iff it aint more than five Dollars 
at a time, for I am run pretty dost for money all the time. I did not know there was such a call for 
meney when a person began to keep house. Iff I had I reccon that Is hould not of undertook it yet. 
But as I have undertook it I shall try to hold on Dear Brother I don't know whether you would 

better your self much to go to any county before you wish to settle your self or k [illeg., looks 

like know]. But I do advise you never to think of settling your self in North Carolina for I know that 
you can do a great deal better here. For it does look astonishing to see how anything will grow here 
among the trees. Charles has got marryed I never can hear anything from him, But tell him I reccon 
the reason is because he always promised me that he was a coming here — and has now given it 
out. tell him that I expect the next thing that I hear from him he will be stuck down on some poor 
old sand pitt that was worn out before his Father was born, so tell him that I say not to think so 
much of dady & Mammy and come where he can have the pleasure of wearing out a country him 
self. I undersand that John NEWTON has gone back and is a going to settle on uncle Cornelius old 
place, tell him I am supprized at him. But tell him that the girls says the reason that made him 
dislike this county was because he got lost while he was here and cryed till his eyes turned red. also 
remember me to John tell him I should be glad to see him. Tell Father that I hant killed but one 

deer this fall, and I have shot the [illeg. word] of twenty since I killed him. but I cant get no 

powder that my gun will kill with. I have such poor success that I have nearly given out hunting 
but when I went hunt for them they will come to me so I have to shoot them any how — 
Remember my love to Fathe & Mother tell them that that I should be happy to see them. Remember 
me to all my Brothers and sisters; Tell Simy [?] that I dont hear any thing from him now a days and 
for all I know he may may be dead Marryed or something. For every time that I hear from there 
somebody is marryed. But as for my part I hant been to a wedding since I have been in the district. 
But people says that I am a courting of a little red headed girl. But I dont believe that I am — I hant 
heard any thing from Highland and Sally now in some time. Dear Brother I wish you to write to me 



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at every opportunity So I have no more at present. Only wishing to be remembered to my old 
acquaintance and enquiring friends; When this you see remember me tho many miles I distant be. 

Robert JOHNSON 

To Brother Steven. You may prepare to come to this country for about the time you will get grown 
the girls will be as thick here as black birds in a hog pen and iff you dont like them you can step 
over to the nation — among the little Indians and see how you like them for they will go a possom 
hunting with you quick. 

Robert JOHNSON 

From Robert & Jemima S. JOHNSON 

[Cover to] Miss's. Annielaticia JOHNSON 
North Carolina 
Pitt county 
Bensboro 

[from] Harrisburg, Tn 
27 May 

State of Tennessee Dyer county May the 16th 1834 

Dear Mother — I once more Embrace the opportunity of writing a few lines to inform you that 
myself and fammily are enjoying reasonable health at present. Thanks be to a kind Benefactor for 
the same Hoping that his communication may reach your hands and find you all enjoying the 
same. I received Brother James letter the 2nd day of May and was happy to hear that you were all 
well, But was sorry to hear the death of my Father. But I thought for several days before I received 
brother James' letter that I should hear the Death of some of you for it seemed to bare on my mind 
that something great had happened to some of you. Dear Mother I know that it looks to you like 
you are ruined. And will look more so when the fammily comes to be broke up and scattered. But 
Dear mother I would admonish you to bare anything as patiently as you can For our life is but a 
momentary thing at best. And also considder how many poor widdows and orphans there are in the 
world that are left destitute of food and raiment. Dear mother I wrote to Father and you by Mr. 
TISON which letter I expect you have received before now. But Brother James requested me to write 
immediately after I received his letter. But I have not done it tell now. For I was engaged to be 
marryed and I thought that I would not write tell it was over. I was marryed the 15th of this present 
Inst. I have a pretty little red headed girl to keep house for me. She is not yet fourteen years of age. 
But I could not afford to wate for her any longer. She came from Lenore County North Carolina, her 
name was Jemima S. NUNN. She wishes to be remembered to you all and particularly to you for 
some of the old women has told her about you and how you said that iff I ever marryed how glad 
you should be to see her. therefore she sends you her best respects. Dear Mother I shoul be glad to 
see you all once more but I dont know whether I ever shall or not — For we are a great ways apart. 
My wifes Father Died a few weeks before Father did. I did once look for Brother Charls in this 
country but I have lost all hopes of ever seeing him in this country and I also expected to see 
Brother James here some time or other but I have nearly lost all hopes of that for by his letter I 
perceive that he is inclined to stay in that poor old country. I understand that he is acourting over 
on sandy ridge and iff he gets marryed there he is safe for the conetoe swamps as well as Charles. 
But I think that they had both better leave that old country and come here tell them that Aunt 
Absly says she expects that John NEWTON has put them out of heart of this country. She says tell 
them that they han't no buziness a staying there. And Jemima says she thinks that Brother had 
better come and look at this country for she thinks iff he would that he would have no inclination 
to stay there any longer. Tell Stephen that I shall begin to persuade him next as I am about to fail in 
the first two. I am in hopes I shall not fail in the third, tell him not to think of staying there— to get 
marryed for there will [be] lots of girls here in a year or two — Dear mother I must now come to a 



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close hoping that iff I never more see you again in this time world that we may be prepared to meet 
in joy in the eternal world where the parting of parents and children will be known no more. 

Robert & Jemima S. JOHNSON 
N.B. Write to me at every opportunity and remember me to all enquiring friends iff there be any iff I 
was in that country again I would move 

From Robert JOHNSON 

[Cover to] Mrs. Annalaticia JOHNSON 

Pitt county 

N.C. 

Politeness of Mr. Bynum 

Tennessee Dyer County [Inside address and date clipped on photocopy] 

Dear Mother I once more Embrace the opportunity of writing a few line to inform you myself and 
fammily are enjoying moderate health at present. Thanks be to a kind and merciful God for the 
same. Hoping that these few lines may reach your hands and find you and fammily enjoying the 
same. We had a daughter Born the twentyeth of August we call her after your name Annalaticia. 
Jemima is as well as could be expected I am in tollerable health tho not so well as I used to be but I 
feel abundantly thankful to almighty God that I am as well of as I am for Dear Mother I have been 
very lo since I saw you and never expected to be as well as I am 1 received your letter forwd. by Mr. 
Wooten and also the presents that you sent us and was happy to hear that you were well. Times is 
tolerable Good here every thing is selling very high. Crops are not very good we had a very wet 
spring and part of the summer and then we suffered very much with the drouth [drought]. Tho I 
think that I have a better crop than I had last year. My neighbors are generally healthy. We have not 
had near so much sickness this fall yet as we have had for the last two years. Dear Mother I could 
write a good deal to you if I had time but I write these lines by candle light as Mr. BYNUM is in a 
hurry. I only send you a few lines agreeable to promise at every opportunity, so I will not let it be 
long before I write to you again. I wish you to remember me to all my Brothers Sisters, tell them I 
should be glad to see them all. Dear mother I am glad to hear that you are left in a sittuation that I 
think you can live. And now dear mother dont think hard of me for cautioning you to mind and 
stay so for I know that it is the nature of the human fammily to marry, and rather than I should 
bear the mortification to hear that you had forsaken your little children like my mother in law has I 
had rather hear that you had gone to your grave. But Mother I have that confidence in you to 
believe that you never will forske your children for the sake of another man for I know that you 
have seen the evil of it often times, and if you remain as you are and should ever come to suffer I 
hope I shall always be that son that will do every thing in my power to assist you, Dear Mother I 
now come to a close hoping that if I never see you again in time that we may be prepared to meet 
in glory where parting is no more, wishing you to pray for me that my live may be more devoted in 
the service of my God. that when Christ comes to make up his jewals, that I may be found in that 
bundle amen. Write to me at every opportunity, 

Robert JOHNSON 
Phillis had a Son Born the 4th Septr. she Calls it Ander. 

From Cornelius JOHNSON & Abcilla JOHNSON 

[Cover to] Mr's. Analaticia Johnson Ser. 
North Carolina 
Pitt county 
Bensboro 

[from] Chesnut Bluff Ten 
September 7 



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Free, Cornelius Johnson, P.M. 

Chesnut Bluffs Tennessee September 5th 1837 

Dear Sister and fammerly after a long Delay We Take the opportunity of addressing you by letter to 
inform you that we are all injoying of reasonable health at preasant thanks be to God for his mer- 
cies hoping these lines will arive Safe to you and find you and fammerly injoying the like blesing. 
Dear Sister tho I have long neglected to rite to you I have often thout of you and Shold be glad to 
See you but as I have no prospect that I ever Shall See you again in this life I Shold be glad you wold 
Rite to me and let me no how you do and all of your children as we cant meet together as we ust to 
do we Shold be glad glad to hear from you everry opportunity. Times Seames to be ded [? deel or 
dul?] in this country and mony Scarce our crops in only Common we had a prospect of the likelest 
Cops of Corn when we laid by our Crops that I ever have Sean in ths Country but the druth 
[drought] has cut our crops Short we hant had a Season to wet the ground from the Second Sunday 
in July until now we have Rain and appear that we Shall have a plenty. We Shall make a plenty of 
Corn and to Spare the State of religion is dull with us tho I think it Seams that the propect is better 
than it has bean the people Seames to pay a better attention to preaching and Seame to be more 
affected under the word than they have bean tho not no Revivall among us. I have only baptised 
one in thwelve months that was Minisa Williams I baptised hear the Second Sunday in last month 
but I hope the lord will Revive his work among us and else where for I long to See Sion prosper and 
flurish until there will be none left on earth to advocate the cause of Sin oh Dear Sister I have long 
listened to hear of your coming over to the lords Side and Joining his church on earth but I have 
never heard the good news of a prodigal Returned to his farthers house and can it be posable that I 
never Shall hear of your Joying his people marching to canaans happy land — I hope not but I hope 
that when you Rite to me that 1 Shall hear that you have become a pilgram and have taken up the 
cross and are on your march Sionwards for I no the time is Short with you as well as me and you 
will prepare to meet me after death in a better word than this where we'l meet to part no more but 
heaven will ring with praise for dying love and Redeeming grace may the lord prepare in a mantion 
on high and inable us to meet at his right hand is my prayer for Christ Sak I must inform you 
Robert Johnson wife has bean verry Sick but is gitting well fast there Child has bean verry like to 
dy but has got over it Sicknes nearly but it has the polsy in one Side of it and have lost the use of 
one hand and one leg and foot and I fear it allways will be a cripple fare well dear Sister and 
fammerly my wife and childen Joynes me in love to you All 

Cornelius JOHNSON 

Abcilla JOHNSON • 

From Robert JOHNSON & J. S. JOHNSON 

[Cover to] M'rs. Annalaticia JOHNSON Ser. 

Falkland 

Pitt county 

N.C. 

[from] Chesnut Bluff Tenn 
June 26th 1845 

Free, Robert Johnson, P.M. 

Chesnut Bluffs Tenn Dyer county June 26th 1845 

Dear Mother— I once more take my pen in hand to inform you that we are all enjoying moderate 
health at present thanks be to a kind benefactor for the same — Hoping that this communication 
may reach you and find you all enjoying the same. I have been thinking about writing to you for 
some time but have neglected it tell now. Thos I have nothing of much importance to write to you. 
We have had a tolerable pretty Spring and Sumer My Wheat is only tolerable my corn crop looks as 
promising as I ever had I shall finish hilling of it to day. My cotton crop is very sorry tho, it has a 



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good many blooms in it at this time the lice has damaged it very bad so much that I think I need 

not expect to make more than half a crop. My last years crop only neated me $5 [illeg., looks like 

5.4.?] Cw't. My coffee cost me $.8 pr Cvf't Sugar $.7 [?] Molasses 42 cts pr. gallon. All our coun- 
try produce sells very cheap and money continues scarce All our neighbours are well I believe and I 
think there is not much sickness in our country at this time Annalaticia continues to have convul- 
sions yet and I am fearful always will for I have tryed to get her cured tell its almost seems useless. I 
have tryed the most skillful Doctor in our state and it seems that they have done her but very little 
good if any. Some time this fall I want to have her put under the influence of magnetism as it is the 
opinion of some of the faculty that if she is mesmerized tell she is wholy under the influence of it 
that it will cure her And I am determined to use every effort in my power to get her cured regardless 
of expence. I have been plagued very much trying to settle up the estates that I administered upon 
and am in hopes that I will get through with them by Christmas next and if I do I think I shall 
never under under take another unless it should be some of my relations. Tho I have never sus- 
tained any loss by it yet it is a troublesome and unthankful business. We have but very little fruit 
this year. Dear mother religion seems to be at a very lo ebb with us at this time, it seems that the 
political excitement of 44 has led nearly all the professers out of the way and when this is the case 
we may expect that the Lord will not bless us. but I hope the time will again come when Christians 
will be at there posts and then we may expect to receive refreshing showers from the presence of the 
Lord. I wish you to remember me to all my Brothers and sisters for I should be glad to see them all. I 
also wish to be remembered to all our relations in that country and to all who enquire after me if 
any. Dear Mother when I reflect on the land of my nativity the country that gave me birth and the 
place of my boyhood where I spent the days of my youth I seem for a moment to be there. But as 
time and circumstances alter cases it is not reasonable to suppose that we shall every enjoy each 
others presence much more if any in this world therefore it should be our chief concern to try to 
live so as to be prepared to meet in glory when our mortal Bodys shall repose in there mother dust 
for there is a promise left us if we live Godly in Christ Jesus. I must come to a close wishing you to 
write to me at every oportunity. we remain you son and Daughter tell death 

Robert JOHNSON 

J. S. JOHNSON 

I now write a few lines to Sister Martha JOHNSON 
Dear Sister 

in answer to yours I can say to you I received it in due time and was happy to hear from you 
and to know that you thought enough of me to write to me You say that you have not forgotten 
me and I can assure you that I have not fogotten you tho when I think about you it yet seems to me 
you are a child. Tho I know you must be a woman it pleased our children very much when we 

received you letter and they are often t [illeg., talking?] about there aunt Martha. Now I 

should be glad you would marry some smart industrious prudent man that would bring you to this 
country and settle near enough to us so that we could visit each other I think it would be great 
satisfaction to me now suppose you try but I would not have him if he was a going to keep me 
there in that old worn out country. For tho you are a girl art like a man and put away them childish 
notions which actuate so many people to stay in the county were they were born to there own 
injury but as I have written to mother I will come to a close requesting you to write to me at every 

oportunity tho I recon this is the las letter I can [illeg.] to you. I believe I shall resign being 

Post Master I am tired of it it is so much trouble we remain your Brother and sister 

Robert JOHNSON 
J. S. JOHNSON 



SURPRISE MARRIAGE [#2] 

Surprise Marriage. Telegrams were received here from New Bern, Thursday night, stating that Mr. 
W. L. HALL and Miss Janie TYSON had been married there. They were in a party that left here on 
the afternoon Norfolk & Southern train for Morehead, hence the announcement that they had 
stopped in New Bern and were married was a surprise. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. 
TYSON and a most popular young lady. (Daily Reflector, July 3, 1908, Fri.) 



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Queries 



SPENCE, James Madison, b. ca. 1810 Lenoir Co., NC. Lived in Liddell District, Strabane Township, 
Lenoir Co. Married Nancy GOODMAN. Any info, on SPENCE name appreciated. 
—Sloan S. MASON; 125 Durham Dr.; Fayetteville, GA 30214 (770-460-8615). E-mail 
GLSG91A@prodigy.com. 

o o o o o o 

Seeking information on Silas WITHEPJNGTON, b. Mar. 18, 1795, and his parents. Also seeking 
infomation on Spencer HADDOCK, b. ca. 1818, and his parents. His wife was Lovey SMITH, daugh- 
ter of Joshua W. SMITH. Any information will be helpful. 

—Robert KIRK; 3190 Mobley's Bridge Rd., Grimesland, NC 27837; FAX (919) 752-5186; e-mail: 
RobertKirk@juno.com. 

o o o o o o 

Looking for info, on MOORE family of Pitt Co., NC. Particularly William Calhoun MOORE. His 
daughter m. Louis Bryant MUMFORD, son of Louis and Mary CANNON MUMFORD. William's 
daughter was named Susan Brown MOORE. 

—Gary and Joanne MUMFORD HILL; 944 E. Broadway; Cushing, OK 74023-3538 (918-225-1410). 

o o o o o o 

Who is the Mary SUTTON that married John GOSBY? Who were her parents? Did she belong to the 

family of George and Sarah TILDEN SUTTON? Any help appreciated. 

—Elsie M. DAVID; 3665 D. ST. NE. Apt. A; Salem, OR 97301-2952 (503-585-5780). 



Would like any info, on anyone related to the HARDEN, HARDIN, HARDING families. 
—Jeanne HARDEN; 592 Alandale Dr.; Tallmadge, OH 44278-1412 (330-630-2306). 

O O O O O 

Benjamin RICE, b. ca. 1804, md. to Elizabeth BANKS on Feb. 20, 1836 in Crav. Co., NC. Lived in 
what later became Pamlico Co., NC. 

— Darrell ROGERS; 340 Cooper Road; Bayboro, NC 28515 (919-745-4736). 

o o o o o o 

Seeking info, on the James O. PROCTOR family. He was b. Feb. 10, 1852, d. Feb. 12, 1927. Lived in 
Grimesland, Pitt Co., where he and his brother William Elijah PROCTOR ran a mercantile store. He 
md. Bettie Susan JOHNSTON, b. Oct. 29, 1861, d. Feb. 1930. They are both buried in Greenwood 
Cem. in Greenville. His sister Ida PROCTOR md. James Samuel HARRIS on Dec. 31, 1889. 
— Janie M. JOHNSTON; 303 Grimmersburg St.; Farmville, NC 27828-1427. 

o o o o o o 

Who were the parents of the wife of Pitt Co. Rev. War Capt. David ROACH, Sr., brother of Capt. 
Charles ROACH, Sr., of Craven Co., NC? David's daughter Susannah ROACH wed Wm. Spencer 
MURPHY. 

—J. A. L. MILLER, Jr.; 2810-K Carriage Drive; Winston-Salem, NC 27106-5328 (910-723-0500) 

o o o o o o 

Seek info, on parents John GRIFFIN, b. ca. 1848 in Pitt Co., md. Feb. 8, 1866 to Sarah BELL, b. ca. 
1852 in Pitt Co., parents of Joseph GRIFFIN, b. May 28, 1867 in Pitt Co. 

— Shirleyan Beacham PHELPS; 5806 NC Hwy 32 South; Plymouth, NC 27962 9732 (919-793-5236). 

e e e e e e 

Bright HARPER m. Winifred (Polly) CARTER (Lenoir/Duplin Counties, NC). Daughter Winifred 
HARPER, b. 1838, d. 1918, m. William Ivey SMITH, b. 1830, d. 1907. Their dau. Mary Winifred 
SMITH, b. 1856, d. 1912, m. James Henderson HILL, b. 1855, d. 1928 (Lenoir/Jones Counties). 
Kenneth Hill BRINSON; 284 Shoreline Drive; New Bern, NC 28562-9519 (919-636-2038). 

o o o o o o 

Request info, on any POWELL relations from around Vanceboro, NC. Would like to exchange 
photos, info., etc., but will pay for same if necessary. 

— Arlene F. WILLS; 111a Manchester Drive; Raleigh, ND 27609-5155 (919-781-3625). 



PCGQ, November 1997 20 



Thomas JORDON, Sr., living in Horry Co., SC, ca. 1850. Grandfather of Melvina HARDEE who md. 
Benjamin Asbury HARDEE about 1870. Also, Benjamin DORMAN whose daughter (Avey Jane) md. 
Henry HARDEE about 1845. [2 queries combined] 

—James C. CAUSEY; 1407 Cox Ferry Road; Conway, SC 29528 (803-347-3352). 

o o o o o o 

Would like to find any information about following families: ALDRIDGE, HARRISS, HARDY, HILL, 
JACKSON, MCGOWAN and TURNAGE. 

—Anne KINKER; 1930 Camborne Rd.; Richmond, VA 23236-2125 (804-745-0615). 



Need information to determine if Edmund (Edward) HARRIS married Gatsy (Gatsey) ROLLINGS ca. 
1841 and had daughter named Rilla Ann HARRIS (b. ca. 1855). Trying to find Rilla Ann HARRIS who 
had been Johnson TEEL's second wife. 

—Oscar D. TEEL; 17870 Frondoso Dr.; San Diego, CA 92128-1319. 

o o o o o o 

Frances DAVENPORT md. Wiley BRILEY of Pitt Co. ca. 1879. The 1880 census lists mo_ [?] as C. 
DAVENPORT. Need parents of Frances. Frances and Wiley went to Halifax Co., NC, prior to 1870. 
— Bea HUDSON; 138 Glenwood Rd.; Hampton, VA 23660-1824 (757-851-2681) e-mail: 
SLOWM@AOL.COM. 

o o o o o 

Seeking info, on Rev. Jesse BAKER, b. ca. 1768 in Bertie Co., d. ca. 1840 in Marlboro, Pitt Co. Wife 
said to have been a CARR. Known children: 1. John Bunyan md. Ludtta CARSON or TYSON; 2. 

William James; 3. Jesse J. md. Zilphia ?; 4. Absaly md. Turner MURPH[RE]Y; 5. Martha md. 

Richard CARSON; 6. Ben Asa; 7. Rachel BAKER. 

—Bill MURPHY; Route 6, Box 237; Tarboro, NC 27886 (919-823-8466). 

o o o o o o 

Seeking info, on John KITTRELL (a son of John KITTRELL d. 1818 and Sarah ). He md. Martha, 

dau. of Ambrose WORTHINGTON/WETHERINGTON (Feb. 25, 1768-ca. 1824) and wife Susan 
MILLS. Two known daughters were Elizabeth b. 1818, md. Benjamin TAYLOR, and Mary, b. 1829, 
md. Abner EASON. 

—Bill MURPHY; Route 6, Box 237; Tarboro, NC 27886 (919-823-8466). 

o o o o o o 

Seeking info, on parents of Benjamin MOORE, b. ca. 1770, d. before Oct. 30, 1837,Pitt Co., NC. 
— F. Claiborne JOHNSTON; 7009 Lakewood Dr.; Richmond, VA 23229. 

o o o o o o 

Seeking data on Leamond Onnie ALLEN, b. Aug. 10, 1910 or 1911 in Nash Co., NC, ran Allen's Grocery 
Store in Spring Hope, NC, on Popular Street until late 1960s. Also seeking info, on Martha PULLEY (b. 
1800s) in Nash Co., was mother to Lurinda PULLEY and Charlie PULLEY. [2 queries in one]. 
—Leamond Anthony ALLEN; 4210 S. Artesian Ave., 2nd floor; Chicago, IL 60632-1204 (773-254-2903). 

o o o o o o 

Thomas MOBLEY, b. 1814 in NC, living Pitt Co. 1850-1880; md. ca. 1840 Abaley/Absely . 10 

children: Mary A., b. 1842; Rebecca Ann, b. 1843, md.l George W MEARS 1864 Pitt Co., md.2 

Enock POLLARD, m.3 ?, md.4 ?; Martha J., b. 1844; James H. b. 1845; Frances Ann 

Elizabeth, b. Jan. 1846, md.l Joseph MERRnT ca. 1870, md.2 Marshall ELKS 1881 in Pitt; Henry, b. 
1849; Thomas; Ransom A., b. Feb. 1850, md. Rebeccca WHICHARD 1873 Pitt, d. 1934 Pitt; John R., 
b. 1855, d. 1927, md.l Delphia DUNN 1892, md.2 Susan WILLIAMS 1897; MackGilbert MOBLEY, b. 
1857, d. 1921, invalid. 

—Virginia H. STULTZ; 960 W Elva St.; Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208-523-1780) 

o o o o o o 

Seek anecdotal info, about my ^grandfather Richard A. (Dick) NICHOLS (son of J. Nelson NICHOLS) 
and his wife Nellie E. JOYNER NICHOLS (dau. of James Thomas JOYNER). Anything appreciated. 
— Lisa HOPPER (NICHOLS); 4212 Azalea Dr.; Raleigh, NC 27612 (919-781-0426) e-mail 
72263.3155@compuserve.com, or LNHopper@aol.com. 



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In 1771, Pvt. Francis ROACH, Capt. Wm. MCKINNIES, 2nd Co., Dobbs Co., NC, Militia, fought at 
the Battle of Alamance. Francis, b. Fairfax Co., VA, in 1739, and moved from Dobbs Co., NC, to 
Mercer, Lincoln, Washington, and Livingston Counties in KY. In 1806, he was in St. Clair Co., ILL, 
and in 1832 was in Madison Co., ILL, applied for patriot's pension. In 1847, his kinsman Richard S. 
NELSON was living in Metropolis, ILL. How was Pvt. Francis ROACH of Dobbs Co. kin to my 
Revolutionary War Capt. David ROACH, Sr., of Pitt Co., and his bro. Capt. Charles ROACH, Sr., of 
Craven County? 

—J. A. L. Miller, Jr.; 2810-K Carriage Drive; Winston-Salem, NC 27106-5328 (910-723-0500) 



Need any info on Margaret ALLISON, daughter of David. She was b. ca. 1760, d. May 29, 1844 in 
Mecklenburg, NC. David born ca. 1702; who did he marry?; names of his children? 
—Helen D. DOTTS; 7501 Palm Ave. #127; Yucca Valley, CA 92284-3652. 

O O O O 

The PCFR secretary mentioned, about a year ago, that one of our members has a copy of the will of 
Charles ROLLINS (d. ca. 1845). As I have only the legal notes relative to such a will (published in a 
previous issue of PCGQ), I would be indebted to the member for a copy of the actual will, and 
would be pleased to pay any expenses for copying and mailing. Charles Rollins was my 4-greats 
grandfather, by way of his dau. Rebecca Rollins ROSS. 
—Elizabeth ROSS; 307 S. Library St.; Greenville, NC 27858. 



The following queries were received too late to appear in earlier issues of the 1997 Quarterly. This issue 
completes all queries forwarded to the production editor for the 1997 year. 

Seek data Ambrose JACKSON, b. ca. 1690 possibly VA; dau. Anne m. Samuel HARWELL ca. 1730, 
Dinwiddie Co., VA; her dau. Susannah HARWELL m. Reeves WESTMORELAND; their son, Jackson 
H. m. Nancy HIPP on July 16, 1808 in NC. No other info for JACKSON. Will pay expenses. 
—Helen D. DOTTS; 7501 Palm Ave. #127; Yucca Valley, CA 92284-3652; e-mail: hdrbd@eee.org. 



Joseph MERRITT was an older man when he married Frances Ann Elizabeth MOBLEY, b. Jan. 1846 
Pitt Co., d. Sept. 1929 Halifax Co., NC. Son William Thomas Columbus, b. Aug. 30, 1877 in Pitt, d. 
1929 in Halifax Co. Father d. before 1880 census. Unable to find any info on Joseph MERRITT. 
Fannie MOBLEY MERRITT m. Marshall ELKS. Her son W. T. C. thereafter used the name ELKS. Was 
Joseph MERRITT previously married and had children as he was 20 yrs. older than Fannie? Couldn't 
find in 1860-1870 Pitt Co. censuses. 

—Virginia H. STULTZ; 960 W. Elva St.; Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208-523-1780) 



Wm. A. ELKS of Pitt Co., b. 1820, md.l Rebecca NICHOLS, b. 1820 in NC, d. before 1852. Children: 

1) Sarah W, 1846, d. 1929 Pitt, md. Wm. R. BAKER. Children: John W, James Isaac, Jesse E. BAKER; 

2) James L., 1848, d. 1912 Norfolk, VA, md. Caroline PHELPS Jan. 1870 Pitt Co. 13 children; 3) Jane 

E., 1850, d. before 1860. Wm. A. ELKS md.2 Arcena , b. 1825 in NC. Children: Allen 

Marshall 1853, md. Frances Ann E. MOBLEY MERRITT; Delia Arceny 1864, md. Edmond SPAIN 
1883 Pitt Co.; Mary Eliz. 1857, d. 1908 Pitt Co., md. Thomas MOZINGO 1878 Pitt Co.; Eliza 1862, 
d. 1924, md.l BYMAN [Bynum?], md.2 William MINION 1883 Pitt Co. Will appreciate addi- 
tions or corrections. 

—Virginia H. STULTZ; 960 W. Elva St.; Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208-523-1780) 

o o o o o o 

Thomas SPAIN, b. 1760, d. Jan. 25, 1840, m. 1783 Jemima SUMMERAL, b. ?, d. Dec. 26, 1845. 
Children: Polly 1784; Drury 1790; Thomas, Jr. 1792; Ruthy 1802; David, b.?, age ca. 4. Who were 
Thomas's parents; who were Jemima's parents? Polly died without issue; Drury m. Talitha TEEL; 
Ruthy m. Tommy TEEL. Who did Thomas, Jr., marry? 

—Jeffrey W. MEEKS; 7084 NC 33 East; Grimesland, NC 27837; (919-752-9634). 



PCGQ, November 1997 22 



Who were the parents of John MEEKS, b. 1817, d. 1880, m. 1848 to Sallie VAINWRIGHT, b. 1822, d. 
1900. Children: Frances M. DAVENPORT, William Godfrey MEEKS, James Allen MEEKS, John 
Stanley MEEKS, David MEEKS, Martha M. DAVENPORT, Brittainia M. BRILEY, Armacy M. THOMAS, 
and Wyatt M. MEEKS. 

—Jeffrey W MEEKS; 7084 NC 33 East; Grimesland, NC 27837; (919-752-9634). • 

e o o o o o 

Who were parents of Sallie VAINWRIGHT, b. 1822, d. 1900, m. 1848 John MEEKS (above)? Sallie's 
youngest son Wyatt M. m. Zilphia Ann BRILEY, dau. of William Lawrence Gray BRILEY and Rebecca 
VAINWRIGHT. Were Sallie and Rebecca sisters? 

—Jeffrey W. MEEKS; 7084 NC 33 East; Grimesland, NC 27837; (919-752-9634). 

o o o o o o 

Seeking info on Isaac HARDY ca. 1815, m. 1845 Philia COX, ca. 1828. Bought old Willis WILSON 
homeplace from James HARDY who was md. to Sophia COX. Isaac HARDY's children: Louisa, Susan 
M., Octovus, William Allen, Ben Franklin, Henry Hunter, Peter Randal, Soloney Ann Elizabeth, 
Delzora, and Philia HARDY. 

—Jeffrey W. MEEKS; 7084 NC 33 East; Grimesland, NC 27837; (919-752-9634). 

o o o o o o 

Who were the parents of Jn. Daniel JONES? Dan first appears in the-1850 Pitt Co. census. Head of 
house was Nancy JONES, b. 1807. Her children were: John T, b. 1831; James H., b. 1833; Robert, b. 
1836; Joseph, b. 1840; Jn. Daniel JONES, b. 1844. Any help appreciated. 
—Jessie J. SAPP; 3530 Wiggins Lane; Cantonment, FL 32533-4808; (850-968-6701) 



Who were the grandparents of Martha Ann Qane) TAYLOR, b. 1844 in Pitt Co.? Martha's death cert, 
state that her parents were Haritte Rose, b. Pitt Co., and Wesson TAYLOR, birth place unknown. 
—Jessie J. SAPP; 3530 Wiggins Lane; Cantonment, FL 32533-4808; (850-968-6701) 

o o o o o o 

Who were the grandparents of Lucy Perry ANDREWS? Her father was William Bryant PERRY, b. 
1811, and Chrissie RIDDICK, b. 1812. Chrissie was first married to a KING. This was a Martin 
County family. Help appreciated. 

—Jessie J. SAPP; 3530 Wiggins Lane; Cantonment, FL 32533-4808; (850-968-6701) 

o o o o o o 

Who were the grandparents of Mary Louise (Ann) MARTIN, b. 1861? Her parents were Mary Ann 
PEELE and Ed MARTIN. Uncertain of which county, but it was in general area of Martin County. 
Any help appreciated. 

—Jessie J. SAPP; 3530 Wiggins Lane; Cantonment, FL 32533-4808; (850-968-6701) 

o o o o o o 

Will of Gideon ALLEN, b. ca. 1775, d. between 1840-1850; seeking spouse, children, and parents, 
Pitt County. Also seeking parents of Dewey FLANNIGAN ALLEN, b. ca. 1787, d. between 1860-1870, 
wife of Gideon ALLEN. (2 queries in one) 

—Joe R. Ooseph) Fowler, Jr.; 1403 S. Lake Park Blvd, Box 5; Carolina Beach, NC; (910-458-7668) 

o o o o o o 

1) Caleb CANNON, d. ca. 1815-1820, m. Celia CANNON who later md. a HART; 2) Caleb CANNON 
m. Mary ROUNTREE to whom Cecilia CANNON was b. 1837; 3) Caleb CANNON m. Martha Selina 
CANNON and sired Thomas Eugene CANNON in 1883. How do the above three Caleb CANNONs 
relate? 

—Joe R. Qoseph) FOWLER, Jr.; 1403 S. Lake Park Blvd, Box 5; Carolina Beach, NC; (910-458-7668) 

o o o o o o 

Seeking info, on Noah ARNOLD, b. ca. 1810. Lived in the Black Jack area of Pitt. He had a dau. 
Sarah that m. Henry Harvey HUDSON of Pitt. Would like to know name of his wife and parents. 
Also seeking info, on Teresa E. TAYLOR, b. ca. 1810; she m. Jesse HUDSON of Pitt. Who were her 
parents? (2 queries in one). 

—Randy S. Mills; 409 E. 11th Street; Washington, NC 27889-3718 (919-946-7244) 



PCGQ, November 1997 23 



Seeking info, on Thomas CRISP, b. ca. 1827, and his wife Penelope WOOTEN, b. ca. 1834. They 
lived in the Falkland area of Pitt. Who were their parents? Also seeking info, on W. L. STOCKS, b. ca. 
1833, and his wife Susan LOVING. They lived in Pitt and were married Oct. 29, 1851. Would like 
info, on their parents. (2 queries in one) 

—Randy S. MILLS; 409 E. 11th Street; Washington, NC 27889-3718 (919-946-7244) 

o o o o o o 

One Levi ADAMS purchased land in Anson Co., NC, in 1799 and 1801. One Levi ADAMS showed 
on the 1790 census of Pitt Co. and received a grant of land in Pitt in 1783. One Levi ADAMS of 
Anson Co. sold land in Pitt Co. in 1799. A court ordered settlement of land of one Levi ADAMS in 
Anson Co. in 1819 included lands to John. One John ADAMS m. Sarah PRATT, both of Anson Co., 
and left a will proved in 1849 in Anson. We believe the evidence exists in these facts to conclude 
that all refer to the same Levi ADAMS. We still seek proof that the John ADAMS of the 1849 will is 
the John, son of Levi, in the court settlement. The BRILEY family of Pitt Co. may be associated. 
—Charley SCOTT; 10100 Hillview Rd. #633; Pensacola, FL 32514-5461 (850-479-2782) 

e e e e e e 

John B. ADAMS and Nancy HINSON were m. in 1837 in Anson County. This John B. ADAMS was a 
son of John ADAMS whose will was proved in Anson Co. in 1849. Infomation is sought on the 
HINSON family. 

—Charley SCOTT; 10100 Hillview Rd. #633; Pensacola, FL 32514-5461 (850-479-2782) 

o o o o o o 

Seek descendants of Rigney MURPHY/MURPHEY and Guilford MURPHY. How are they kin to Capt. 
John MURPHY, Sr., Mrs. Elizabeth MURPHY, Capt. William MURPHY, Capt. Michael MURPHY, 
ship's master Jethro MURPHY, John MURPHY, Jr., and Gale MURPHY? Did Gale marry? 
—J. A. L. MILLER, Jr.; 2810-K Carriage Dr.; Winston-Salem, NC 27106-5328 



THE MAYO-CLARKE SHOOTOUT 

From the New Bern District Civil Action Papers, DSCR 206.326.1; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC 
State of North Carolina — Craven County 

The examiniation and confession of Nathan MAYO taken before Alexr GASTON one of the Justices of 
the Peace for the County aforesaid, this fourth day of Sept. 1777 — This Examinant being sworn on the 
Holy Evangelist of Almighty God deposeth and saith that on Friday the twenty second day of August 
last he and one Thomas CLARKE of Pitt County had a dispute respecting the disturbances and war 
between Great Britain and America, and the said Thomas CLARKE said that he would stand up for King 
George, and that no person who would not support him was fit to live; This deponant replyed that any 
person who would not stand by and defend his Country ought to be taken up, upon which the said 
Thomas CLARKE cuelled a loaded gun which he then had in his hands, and snapt her at him, and 
upon her missing fire he drew the cock, shutt the pann again and endeavoured to discharge her at this 
deponant once or twice after the first attempt; This Deponant was not above fifteen steps from the said 
Thomas CLARKE when he snapt at him and about twenty yards from his own house. And when he 
discovered that said CLARKE was determined to have his life he run into the house and took a gun 
which was loaded with buck shot and discharged it at the said Thomas CLARKE; the whole load went 
into his left shoulder, the said CLARKE droped immediately to the earth and his gun fell by his face. 
This Deponant further saith that the said Thomas CLARKE did not speak after he was shott, but died in 
about half an hour, and that there was not above two or three minutes from the time that CLARK 
attempted to kill him to the time of his discharging his gun at CLARKE; That they always before that 
time lived in Peace as neighbours, and that he bore him no malice, but that he shott the said Thomas 
CLARKE in defence of his own life, as he really believed that CLARKE would otherwise have killed him; 
That at the time when this happened the said Thomas CLARKE and this examinant were both in liquor 
and that no person was by when this happened his 

Nathan — MAYO 
Mark 

sworn before me at New Bern this 4 day of Sept 1777 Alexr GASTON 



PCGQ, November 1997 24 



Pitt County, 



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Elizabeth Ross 

All Rights Reserved 

November 1997 



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Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Adams, John 24 

Adams, John B 24 

Adams, Levi 24 

Aldridge family 21 

Allen, Dewey Flannigan 23 

Allen, Gideon 23 

Allen, Learn on d Anthony 21 

Allen, Leamond Onnie 21 

Allison, David 22 

Allison, Margaret 22 

Andrea, Leonard Collection 13 

Andrews, Lucy Perry 23 

Arnold, Noah 23 

Arnold, Sarah 23 

Atkinson, Allen 6 

Atkinson, Amos 10 

Atkinson, Mary Ann 6 

Baker, Absaly 21 

Baker, James Isaac 22 

Baker, Jesse 21 

Baker, Jesse E 22 

Baker, Jesse J 21 

Baker, John Bunyan 21 

Baker, John W. 22 

Baker, Martha 21 

Baker, William James 21 

Baker, Wm. R 22 

Baker, Zilphia 21 

Baldree [see also Bauldree] 

Baldree, AT 14 

Baldree, Annie Melissa 14 

Baldree, Arnold T. 14 

Baldree, Charles 13 

Baldree, Chrischaney 14 

Baldree, Delitha/Delithe 14 

Baldree, Edey A 14 

Baldree, Edward S 14 

Baldree, Elias A 13, 14 

Baldree, Isaac Mordecai 14 

Baldree, John Arnold 14 

Baldree, Lafayette 14 

Baldree, Martha 14 

Baldree, Nancy E. [or C.?] 14 

Baldree, Priseler/Priscilla 14 

Baldree, Robard 14 

Baldree, Robert Lee 14 

Baldree, Susan E 14 

Baldree, Temothey 14 

Baldree, Timothy 14 

Baldree, Veedie Delitha 14 

Baldree, William 14 



Baldree, Winnie 14 

Baldree/Bauldree, Isaac 13, 14 

Baldwyn, Elizabeth 2 

Baldwyn, William, Jun'r. 2 

Banks, Elizabeth 20 

Baudlree, Rachel 14 

Bauldree, Arnold 14 

Bauldree, Christian 13, 14 

Bauldree, Elias Allen 14 

Bauldree, Elizabeth 13 

Bauldree, Emilina 13 

Bauldree, Richard 14 

Bauldree, Susan 14 

Bauldree, William J 14 

Bayley, Amb. Cox 2 

Beel, Frederick 7 

Bell, Sarah 20 

Bird, Alford 14 

Bird, Delithe Bathe? 14 

Bird, lizebeth 14 

Bonner, Amy 6 

Bowers, John 2 

Boyd Family Papers 2 

Braxten, Celia 8 

Bridger, Adlade 12 

Bridger, Alfred 13 

Bridger, Charlie Oscar 12 

Bridger, Elsey West 12 

Bridger, Henry C 13 

Bridger, Joseph 12, 13 

Bridger, Joseph C 12, 13 

Bridger, Joseph Craven 12 

Bridger, Joseph J 13 

Bridger, Lunicey 13 

Bridger, Martha Jane 13 

Bridger, Nancy 12 

Bridger, Nicy F. 13 

Bridger, R L 12 

Bridger, Robert 12 

Bridger, Robert L 13 

Briley family 24 

Briley, Brittainia M 23 

Briley, Wiley 21 

Briley, William Lawrence Gray .... 23 

Briley, Zilphia Ann 23 

Brinson, Kenneth Hill 20 

Brown, Isaac 6 

Buck, Benjamin 10 

Buck, Francis 4 

Buck, Sarah 4 

Buck, Sophia Ann .9 

Byman [Bynum?], 22 



Bynum, Mr. 17 

Cannon, Caleb 23 

Cannon, Cecilia 23 

Cannon, Celia 23 

Cannon, Hillary/Hillery 8 

Cannon, Martha Selina 23 

Cannon, Mary 20 

Cannon, Thomas Eugene 23 

Caps, Matthew 10 

Can, John 7 

Carr, [Miss?] 21 

Carroll, Will 9 

Carson, Lucitta 21 

Carson, Richard 21 

Carter, Winifred (Polly) 20 

Cason, James 4, 5 

Causey, James C 21 

Chapman, Frederick 9 

Clarke, Thomas 24 

Coakley, Nancy S. S. D 11 

Cobb, Amos 7 

Cobb, Charly 7 

Cobb, Edward 7 

Cobb, Gray, Senr? 7 

Cobb, Jonas 7 

Cobb, Moses 7 

Cobb, Salley 7 

Cobb, Sampson 7 

Cobb, Stephen 7 

Congleton, Lillian Stokes 13 

Cooper, Henry 2 

Cox, Philia 23 

Cox, Sophia 23 

Crisp, Thomas 24 

Crofton, Catharine 4 

Davenport, C 21 

Davenport, Frances 21 

Davenport, Frances M 23 

David, Elsie M 20 

Dixon, Ann 10 

Dixon, Edward 2 

Dixon, Elizabeth 2 

Dixon, John 2, 10 

Dixon, Prissilla 2 

Dixon, Susannah 2 

Dixon, Walter/Waller 2, 10 

Dixon, William 2, 10 

Dixson, Jeremiah 10 

Dixson, Thomas 2 

Dixson, Walter 2, 3 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Donan, David 10 

Dorman, Avey Jane 21 

Dorman, Benjamin 21 

Dotts, Helen D 22 

Dunn, Delphia 21 

Eason, Abner 21 

Elks, Allen Marshall 22 

Elks, Arcena 22 

Elks, Delia Arceny 22 

Elks, Eliza 22 

Elks, James L 22 

Elks, Jane E 22 

Elks, Marshall 21, 22 

Elks, Mary Eliz 22 

Elks, Sarah W. 22 

Elks, W. T. C 22 

Elks, Wm. A 22 

Ellison, William/Wm 9 

Evans, George 3, 5 

Fellingham, Benjamin 3 

Fellingham, Jarvis 3 

Fellingham, John 3 

Fellingham, Margaret 3 

Fellingham, Robert 3 

Fellingham, Samuel 3 

Ferrell, Will.a 8 

Fillingham [see Fellingham] 

Fillingham, John, Senr. 3 

Flannigan, Dewey 23 

Forbes, Gracey 12, 13 

Forbes, Lunecey/Lunicy 12, 13 

Forbes, Robert 12, 13 

Fowler, Joe R. Qoseph), Jr. 23 

Gaston, Alexr 24 

Gay, Susan 7 

Glasgow, James 10 

Goodman, Nancy 20 

Gorham, James 10 

Gosby, John 20 

Gremmer, Robt 10 

Griffin, John 20 

Griffin, Joseph 20 

Gualtney, Lydia 7 

Haddock, Spencer 20 

Hall, W. L 19 

Hardee, Benjamin Asbury 21 

Hardee, Clare/Cleare 1 

Hardee, Henry 21 

Hardee, John 5 

Hardee, John, Capt 1 

Hardee, Melvina 21 

Harden, Jeanne 20 



Harding/Harden families 20 

Hardy family 21 

Hardy, Ben Franklin 23 

Hardy, Delzora 23 

Hardy, Henry Hunter 23 

Hardy, Isaac 23 

Hardy, James 23 

Hardy, Louisa 23 

Hardy, Octovus 23 

Hardy, Peter Randal 23 

Hardy, Philia 23 

Hardy, Soloney Ann Elizabeth 23 

Hardy, Susan M 23 

Hardy, William Allen 23 

Harper, Bright 20 

Harper, Winifred 20 

Harrel, Patsey 8 

Harrell, Kelly 8 

Harrell, William H 11 

Harrell, Wm H 12 

Harris, Edmund (Edward) 21 

Harris, James Samuel 20 

Harris, Major 5, 6 

Harris, Rilla Ann 21 

Harriss family 21 

Harrod, Christian 7 

Hart, [Mr.] 23 

Harwell, Samuel 22 

Harwell, Susannah 22 

Hays, Mary 3 

Hill family 21 

Hill, Gary 20 

Hill, James Henderson 20 

Hill, Joanne Mumford 20 

Hinson, John 13 

Hinson, Lewis C 13 

Hinson, Nancy 24 

Hinson, Sarah 13 

Hipp, Nancy 22 

Holland, Apseley 1 

Hopper, Lisa 21 

Hudson, Bea 21 

Hudson, Henry Harvey 23 

Hudson, Jesse 23 

Jackson family 21 

Jackson, Ambrose 22 

Jackson, Anne 22 

Jeffreyes, Patience 1 

Johnson Family 15 

Johnson, Abcilla 17, 18 

Johnson, Annalaticia [Miss] 17 

Johnson, Annalaticia, [Mrs.] . 16, 17, 
18 

Johnson, Charles/Charls 15 

Johnson, Cornelius 15, 17, 18 



Johnson, James 16 

Johnson, James, Junr. 15 

Johnson, Jemima S 16, 17 

Johnson, Martha 19 

Johnson, Nancy 7 

Johnson, Stepen 16 

Johnson?, Elsy 7 

Johnson?, Lydia 7 

Johnson?, Salley 7 

Johnston, Bettie Susan 20 

Johnston, F. Claiborne 21 

Johnston, Janie M 20 

Johsnon, Robert ... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 

Joiner, Elizabeth 8 

Joiner, John 7, 8 

Jones, James 4 

Jones, James H 23 

Jones, Jn. Daniel 23 

Jones, John T. 23 

Jones, Joseph 23 

Jones, Nancy 23 

Jones, Robert 23 

Jordan, Thomas 1 

Jordon, Thomas, Sr. 21 

Joyner, Isral 1 

Joyner, James Thomas 21 

Joyner, Nellie E 21 

Kammerer, Roger . 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 

King, [Mr.] 23 

Kinker, Anne 21 

Kirk, Robert 20 

Kittrell, Elizabeth 21 

Kittrell, John 21 

Kittrell, Mary 21 

Kittrell, Sarah 21 



Lee, John 10 

Lewis, James? 7 

Lewis, Sally 7 

Littel/Little, Josiah 3, 10 

Little, William Fleming Collection . 9 

Lloyd, Roderick 7 

Long, Annie E./Eliza 1 1 

Long, John 11, 12 

Long, Mary Ann 11, 12 

Long, Mary Louisa 1 1, 12 

Loving, Christian 13 

Loving, Susan 24 

Martin, Alex 10 

Martin, Ed 23 

Martin, Henry Williamson 7 

Martin, Jo 3, 5, 6 

Martin, Mary 7 

Martin, Mary Louise (Ann) 23 

Mason, Sloan S 20 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Mayo, Benjamin C 11 

Mayo, John W. 11, 12 

Mayo, Julin 12 

Mayo, Louisa C 1 1 

Mayo, Martha Elizabeth Coakley. 11 

Mayo, Mary A. C 11 

Mayo, Nancy S. S. D 11 

Mayo, Nathan 12 

Mayo, Nathan 24 

Mayo, Sarah E. C 11, 12 

Mayo, William C 11 

McCoy, Elisabeth Jefferson 7 

McDanlel, Randel 4 

McGowan family 21 

McKinnies, Wm 22 

Mears, George W. 21 

Meeks, David 23 

Meeks, James Allen 23 

Meeks, Jeffrey W. 22, 23 

Meeks, John 23 

Meeks, John Stanley 23 

Meeks, William Godfrey 23 

Meeks, Wyatt M 23 

Meesel, Mark 5, 6 

Meesel, Mary 5 

Meessel, William 5 

Merritt, Fannie Mobley 22 

Merritt, Frances Ann E. Mobley ... 22 

Merritt, Joseph 21, 22 

Merritt, William Thomas Columbus 

22 

Miller, J. A. L.,Jr... 20, 22, 24 

Mills, Randy S 23, 24 

Mills, Susan 21 

Minion, William 22 

Mints, John N 12 

Mizzelle [see Meesel] 

Mobbly, Allen 7 

Mobley, Abaley/Absely ... 21 

Mobley, Frances Ann E 22 

Mobley, Frances Ann Elizabeth 

21, 22 

Mobley, Henry 21 

Mobley, James H 21 

Mobley, John R 21 

Mobley, MackGilbert 21 

Mobley, Martha J 21 

Mobley, Mary A 21 

Mobley, Ransom A 21 

Mobley, Rebecca Ann 21 

Mobley, Thomas 21 

Mobly, Betsey 7 

Mobly, Willey 7 

Moore, Albert Sidney 1 1 

Moore, Benjamin 21 

Moore, David H 11 



Moore, Hen'r. 2 

Moore, James N 1 1 

Moore, Maggie Leona 1 1 

Moore, Martha Adelaide 11 

Moore, Susan Brown 20 

Moore, William Calhoun 20 

Mooring, Alice Maud 1 1 

Mooring, Arthur S./Staton 11, 12 

Mooring, John 11, 12 

Mooring, John Hardy 1 1 

Mooring, Leonidas 1 1 

Mooring, Margarett 12 

Mooring, Martha Adelaide 11 

Mooring, Martha E. C 12 

Mooring, Mary Margarett 1 1 

Mooring, Susanah 11, 12 

Mooring, Virginia Susan Ann 1 1 

Moye, Geo 2 

Moye, Nancy 12 

Moye, William D 9 

Mozingo, Thomas 22 

Mumford, Joanne 20 

Mumford, Louis 20 

Mumford, Louis Bryant 20 

Mumford, May Cannon 20 

Mundine, Sarah 2 

Murphrey, Turner 21 

Murphy, Bill 21 

Murphy, Elizabeth, Mrs 24 

Murphy, Gale 24 

Murphy, Guilford 24 

Murphy, Jethro 24 

Murphy, John, Jr. 24 

Murphy, John, Sr. 24 

Murphy, Michael 24 

Murphy, William 24 

Murphy, Wm. Spencer 20 

Murphy/Murphey, Rigney 24 

Nelson, Richard S 22 

Newton, John 15, 16 

Nichols, J. Nelson 21 

Nichols, Lisa (Hopper) 21 

Nichols, Nellie E. Joyner 21 

Nichols, Rebecca 22 

Nichols, Richard A. (Dick) 21 

Nunn, Jemima S 16 

Ormond, William 4 

Parker, Archd./Archibald 8, 9 

Parker, James 7 

Partrick, Wealthy 8 

Peal, Williamson 6 

Peele, Mary Ann 23 

Perkins, Addie 13 



Perry, William Bryant 23 

Phelps, Caroline 22 

Phelps, Shirleyan Beacham 20 

Phillips, Elder 9 

Pilkington, Seth, Cap 2 

Pollard, Enock 21 

Powell relations 20 

Pratt, Sarah 24 

Price, Thomas 7 

Price, Winifred 7 

Proctor, Ida 20 

Proctor, James 20 

Proctor, William Elijah 20 

Pulley, Charlie 21 

Pulley, Lurinda 21 

Pulley, Martha 21 

Pumphrey, Silvenus, Senr 1 

Pumphry, Silvenus, Ju'r 1 

Rice, Benjamin 20 

Riddick, Chrissie 23 

Roach, Charles, Sr. 20, 22 

Roach, David, Sr. 20, 22 

Roach, Francis 22 

Roach, Sussannah 20 

Rodgers, Absalom 10 

Rogers, Darrell 20 

Rollings, Gatsy 21 

Rollins, Charles 22 

Rollins, Rebecca 22 

Ross, Elizabeth 

1,8, 10, 11, 15,22, 25 

Ross, Rebecca Rollins 22 

Rountree, Mary 23 

Salter, John 4 

Sapp, Jessie J 23 

Scott, Charley 24 

Scott, James 5 

Scott, Mathew 5 

Sheppard, James 8 

Simpson, John 2 

Smith, Elizabeth 7 

Smith, Joseph 8 

Smith, Joshua W. 20 

Smith, Lovey 20 

Smith, Mary Winifred 20 

Smith, William Ivey 20 

Smithwick [see Smydick] 

Smydick, David 5 

Smydick, Famaler 5 

Smydick, John 5 

Smydick, Mary 5 

Smydick, Mary 5 

Smydick, Ormond 5 

Smydick, Samuel 5 



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Smydick/Smythick, William 5 

Soper, Clarise B 15 

Spain, David 22 

Spain, Drury 22 

Spain, Edmond 22 

Spain, Polly 22 

Spain, Ruthy 22 

Spain, Thomas 22 

Spain, Thomas, Jr. 22 

Speir, John 1, 2 

Speir, John, Junr 1,2 

Speir, WiUiam 1, 2 

Speir/Sper, Elizabeth 1, 5, 6 

Spence, James Madison 20 

Stancil, Susan Elizabeth 7 

Staton, Charles 7 

Staton, John 7 

Stewart, Alexr 2, 3 

Stewart, Elexander, Capt 1 

Stocks, Canon 9 

Stocks, W. L 24 

Stokes, Calvin 13 

Stokes, Doremus L 13 

Stokes, Josephus 13 

Stokes, Lucretia 13 

Stokes, Marcellus M 13 

Stokes, Margaret A 13 

Stokes, Mary 13 

Stokes, Thomas W. 13 

Stokes, W. G 13 

Stokes, William G 13 

Stone, Emma J 12 

Stultz, Virginia H 21, 22 

Summeral, Jemima 22 

Sutton, George 20 

Sutton, Mary 20 

Sutton, Sarah Tilden 20 

Taylor, Benjamin 21 

Taylor, Haritte Rose 23 

Taylor, Martha Ann Qane) 23 

Taylor, MollieE 11 

Taylor, Teresa E 23 

Taylor, Wesson 23 

Teel, Johnson 21 

Teel, Oscar D 21 

Teel, Talitha 22 

Teel, Tommy 22 

Tennison, Abraham, Jun 7 

Tennison, Abraham, Sen 7 

Tennison, Absalom 7 

Tennison, Jacob 7 

Thomas, Armacy M 23 

Tilden, Sarah 20 

Tindle, Rachel 2 

Tison, Mr. 16 

Tripp, Sallie 1 9 



Turnage family 21 

Turner, A. M., Sr. 12 

Turner, Alfred 12 

Turner, Alphonse C 1 1 

Turner, Arthur Mooring 11, 12 

Turner, Joella Felton 12 

Turner, Martha Rebecca 11 

Turner, Mary Carter 1 1 

Turner, Maud 12 

Turner, Maud Adelaide 1 1 

Turner, Nathan M 1 1 

Turner, Pattie or Pallie? 1 1 

Turner, Susan Ann 11, 12 

Turner, Susan Caroline 11 

Turner, Vinginia A 12 

Turner, Virginia 12 

Turner, Virginia M 12 

Turner, W. G 12 

Turner, William B 1 1 

Turner, William Gaston 12 

Turner, Wm Herbert 11 

Tyler, Wm 7 

Tylor, Peter 7 

Tylor, Thomas 7 

Tyson, Janie 19 

Tyson, Lucitta 21 

Tyson, R. A., Mr. and Mrs 19 

Utly, Lucinda 7 

Vainwright, Rebecca 23 

Vainwright, Sallie 23 

Venters, Washington 9 

Vick, Enoch M. (Marvin) 12 

Vick, G.A 11, 12 

Vick, Martha R 12 

Vick, Virginia 11 

Vines, Samuel, Collel 7 

Vinson, Andrew 13 

Vinson, susan E 13 

Wallace, George M 13 

Wallace, Gidien 1 13 

Wallace, Lotay P. 13 



Wallace, Nancy 12, 13 

Wallace, Salley Ann 12 

Wallace, W. 13 

Wallace, Wilie 12 

Wallace, WiUiam W. 12 

Warren, Edward 5 

Warren, Elizabeth 5 

Warren, Etheldred 6 

Warren, Joseph 5 

Warren, Joseph, Junr 5, 6 

Warren, Leza 5 

Warren, Rhoda 6 

Warren, Samuel 6 

Watkins, Ann (Mrs. ) 4 

Watkins, Christian 4 

Watkins, Elizabeth (Mrs. ) 4 

Watkins, John 4 

Watkins, Rachael (Mrs. ) 4 

Watkins, William 4 

Westmoreland, Jackson H 22 

Westmoreland, Reeves 22 

Wetherington [see Worthington] 

Whichard, Rebecca 21 

White, James 7 

White, Mathew 3 

White, Salley 9 

Williams, Henry 1 1 

Williams, John 10 

Williams, Minisa 18 

Williams, Susan 21 

Williamson, Charlotte 6 

Williamson, Henry 6 

Willis, Arlene F. 20 

Wilson, Willis 23 

Wingate, Joel 8 

Witherington, Silas 20 

Wooten, Mr 17 

Wooten, Penelope 24 

Wooton, Elizabeth 7 

Worsley, James 7 

Worsley, John 7 

Worsley, Petman 7 

Worthington, Ambrose 21 

Worthington, Martha 21 




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